Debate Effect on Twitter

Friday is typically a slower day on Twitter but not last week. Election momentum continues to build on Twitter and a few stats from Friday show it.

  • Friday updates jumped 18.5% from previous Friday.
  • Updates during the debate increased 160% compared to same time last week.
  • Signups on Friday were up 23%.
  • Signups during the debate were up 135% compared to same time last week.

We’re adding a little polish to Twitter Election 2008 in advance of the upcoming debate in St. Louis—we suspect this debate will excite even more activity than the first.