Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term today. Here are some of the top events we found on social media that stood out among the buzz.
According to Twitter Government, the peak moment for the hashtag #Inaug2013 was following Barack Obama’s quote: “We cannot mistake absolutism for principle….name calling as a substitute for debate.” Twitter saw nearly 28,000 tweets including the hashtag the minute following that statement.
Senator Claire McCaskill began tweeting approximately four years ago. One of her first tweets was on Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s “strange” hat he wore during Barack Obama’s first inauguration.
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Sterling Morris is a co-founder at PoliticIt.