Social Media and the SOTU

Mashable takes a look at how people reacted to the State of the Union on social media.

Data gathered from Twitter (courtesy of Tweetbeat) and Facebook (courtesy of U.S. Politics on Facebook) paint an interesting picture. Americans are a politically chatty bunch, if nothing else, and their web-based public messages prove it.

In fact, tweets about the State of the Union address far outnumbered tweets about other events of the day, including tweets about the upcoming Super Bowl. Tweetbeat counted around 400,000 tweets about the State of the Union address, and 100,000 appeared in the first hour of the event itself.

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