13000 Tweets Per Minute For the Health Care Ruling
The Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” set off a frenzy of Twitter activity on Thursday, peaking at 13,166 tweets per minute, according to @gov.
The most activity on Twitter, according to @gov, surrounding the ruling occurred at 10:17 a.m. ET — the time when users of the social network were trying to sort out conflicting reports of the court’s decision.
Social media analysis firm Crimson Hexagon took a look at about 130,000 Obamacare-related tweets posted on Thursday. Its analysis shows that 48% of those tweets were in support of the Affordable Care Act, 29% of tweets called for its repeal while 22% were neutral, merely spreading the news of the court’s decision.