US Election: In just a few hours when people were casting their vote for their presidential candidate in the US. There were countless tweets floated on the twitter on Wednesday morning to till noon. And it broke the earlier record set in 2012 Election Day of more than 31 million tweets.
When all the news channels were flashing updates; at the same time, the microblogging site twitter was also playing a major role in getting people updated with a neck-to-neck competition of Trump and Clinton.
By 7.30 a.m (India Time) on Wednesday, over 35 million election-related tweets were posted on this social media platform, USA Today reported. Most of the people were posting their opinions and slamming opposite contenders related to US election.
Twitter uses several methods and Facebook focuses on users related US election
Twitter used different methods like video streaming through BuzzFeed to update Twitterati with the latest election update.
“Twitter is still the platform for what’s happening right now, while Facebook focuses on showing users the things they’re most likely to engage with,” Jan Dawson, chief analyst with Jackdaw Research, said as quoted by IANS.
Donald’s fan following on Twitter is more than Clinton
It is worth mentioning here that Donald Trump has 13.1 million followers on Twitter while Hilary Clinton has only 10.4 million. Kinds of hashtags related to election such as election night and election 2016 were trending on Twitter the whole time.
Donald Trump has 13.1 million followers on Twitter while Hillary Clinton has 10.4 million. Different hashtags related to election such as US election night and election2016 were trending on Twitter the whole time.