Twitter reports that Michelle Obama’s speech generated nearly twice as many tweets per minute as Mitt Romney’s speech. And Julian Castro’s keynote speech almost matched Romney’s.
Full twitter press release after the jump …
Blog post will be up momentarily but here are the Twitter highlights from the night: Although it’s just the first night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, people have already posted more than 3 million Tweets, including #DNC2012 and related terms. In comparison, there were 4 million Tweets sent throughout the three days of last week’s Republican National Convention (#RNC2012).
First Lady Michelle Obama’s (@MichelleObama) primetime speech peaked at 28,003 Tweets per minute (TPM) at its conclusion — nearly double Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s (@MittRomney) 14,289 peak. One line in her speech this evening — “we’ve got so much more to do” — saw 22,004 TPM.
The post-speech peak for Michelle Obama was 28,003 TPM at 11:06pm ET — nearly double the 2012 State of the Union peak of 14,131 TPM, and topping the State of the Union by nearly 50 percent when adjusted for Twitter user growth since January.
With his TPM peak at 11,503, Mayor Julian Castro (@JulianCastro) drove more Twitter conversation than any #GOP2012 speaker except for Governor Romney.
Actor and activist Kal Penn (@KalPenn) grabbed our @gov team’s attention when he gave a Twitter shoutout during his stage appearance. #sexyface became its own trending topic with nearly 2,000 TPM.
And finally here are the Twitter Political Index scores for the day:
Average since 5/1: 35
Twindex Pre-Speech: 25
Twindex Post-Speech: 54
Average since 5/1: 32
Twindex Pre-Speech: 14
Twindex Post-Speech: 9
Average since 5/1: 74
Twindex Pre-Speech: 71
Twindex Post-Speech: 84
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.