Tonight, Twitter hosted the real-time State of the Union (#SOTU) experience for citizens as well as politicians, journalists and pundits.
From the start of President Obama’s address through the conclusion of the official Republican response by Senator Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst), over 2.6 million Tweets were sent around the world related to the #SOTU.
These were the moments that spurred the most conversation during the #SOTU, measured in Tweets per minute (TPM):
- “I have no more campaigns to run. I know because I’ve won both of them.” - President Obama
- President Obama’s Speech Concludes
- President Obama Outlines College Proposals
And these were the most-Tweeted about topics during the live telecast:
- Community College
- Equal Pay
- Climate Change
- Tax Reform
During the course of the SOTU address, the White House shared content on Twitter. Here are some highlights:
Here’s the full video of the speech, which the White House tweeted:
Of course, members of Congress turned to Twitter as well.
This collection showcases more Tweets from members of Congress during the State of the Union:
Come back tomorrow when we take a deeper visual look at how the #SOTU conversation played out on Twitter.