Did you watch the State of the Union address on TV yesterday? Did you tweet about it, update your Facebook or vlog about it? If you were on Twitter while the President was addressing the nation, you probably noticed the topic taking over the Trending Topics list, and your timeline filling up with tweets quoting the president as he spoke.
Twitter partnered with the White House to integrate social media with the State of the Union, directing users to certain Twitter accounts to follow the major announcements and reactions. And, once the President was off the air, they put together an infographic detailing how the Twitterverse responded.
Twitter visualized the activity on its network from the moment President Obama entered the House chamber to the end of Mitch Daniel’s response for the Republican Party.
All-in-all, there were over 750,000 tweets sent during that time that mentioned the Sate of the Union.
And the moment that garnered the highest tweets-per-second? President Obama’s “spilled milk” joke., which saw 14,131 tweets-per-minute.
You can take a look at some other notable events during the speech, such as the President discussing education, innovation and Steve Jobs, and energy, in Twitter’s infographic below: