The Debate: A Twitter Play-by-Play

This graph illustrates tweet volume for specific terms mentioned during the course of last week’s presidential debate. For example, how many updates per minute contained the word “Iran.” Of the terms in this graph, the most twittered word in a one minute time span was “Iraq” at nearly 300 just after McCain’s assertion that Obama did not visit the area for 900 days. We’ve annotated a few of the spikes with what the candidates were saying at the time. For more election related information, visit Twitter Election 2008.