Lauren K. Gray:

Great insight and data from TechCrunch’s blog post! We’re definitely seeing a shift here and I’m glad a lot of people were watching the debate.. (or I hope they were!). It will be interesting to see what comes next in the coming debates.

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Yes, we know that tonight was a record-setting night for Twitter. The first 2012 Presidential Debate was the most tweeted about political event in company history. Whether you care or not, this is significant and worth noting.

We’re seeing a shift in not only media, but in major historical moments like political campaigns. What Twitter does is add a new dimension of participation, allowing people from all over the world to share their thoughts and feelings in real-time about something that’s really important. In this case, it’s the next President of the United States.

Here’s what Twitter had to say about tonight’s action:

As conversation on the Denver stage and on Twitter ranged from Medicare to Big Bird, there were more than 10 million Tweets this evening, making this first of the 2012 presidential debates the most tweeted-about event in U.S. politics.

The specific moments that generated the…

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