In this image released by the White House, President Barack Obama and his daughters, Malia, left, and Sasha, watch first lady Michelle Obama speak at the Democratic National Convention on television from the Treaty Room of the White House Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)
The Democratic National Convention has been monumental for social media sites this week.
Although it was only the first night of the DNC, Twitter reports that three million tweets were posted to the social networking site on Tuesday with the hashtag #DNC2012 or related terms for the convention.
In comparison, there were four million tweets sent about the Republican National Convention over the three-day period last week.
Twitter's Head of Government, News and Social Innovation, Adam Sharp, said that the tweets peaked at 28,003 tweets per minute during first lady Michelle Obama’s speech at Time Warner Cable Arena.
That number is nearly double what Republican candidate Mitt Romney garnered, 14,289 tweets per minute, during his acceptance speech.
Sharp said that during one line of her speech, “We’ve got so much more to do,” 22,004 tweets per minute were sent out.
While Michelle Obama was delivering her speech, the president tweeted out a picture of him and his daughters watching the speech from the White House. “Michelle’s biggest fans were watching from home,” the tweet said.