169,395 #AskObama Tweets Sent


By Chris Ariens Comment

MSNBC and CNN carried live the White House’s first Twitter Town Hall this afternoon, in which questions were Tweeted to President Obama. Fox News mentioned the event a few times and livestreamed it all on FoxNews.com. The president also sent his first Tweet from a laptop in the East Room. The tweet was sent from the @WhiteHouse account, not from @BarackObama, which is his campaign’s account. With 8,991,824 followers, @BarackObama is the third most-popular account after Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.

In all 169,395 #AskObama Tweets were sent. The four biggest topic areas were:

  • Jobs – 18,957
  • Budget – 15,000
  • Taxes – 14,777
  • Education – 8,833