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Published November 07, 2012, 09:05 PM

2012 election set records for social media

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Many have called the campaign of 2012 the Social Media Election. So it's only fitting that the climax broke social media records.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Many have called the campaign of 2012 the Social Media Election. So it's only fitting that the climax broke social media records.

On Election night twitter set a record for one event. 20 million tweets with the hashtag election.

President Obama's tweet of four more years announcing his victory was re-tweeted over half a million times setting a record.

And the same picture on Facebook has been liked more than 3.6 million times, also a record.

But many are using new social media with the older form as well.

Brianne Carlsrud, SunDog: “I'd have to say more people probably tuned in to election night as well as the debates as a result of seeing their friends talking about the election on social media.”

When the Presidential race was called, there were over 300,000 tweets per minute.

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