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Obama speech breaks Twitter record
Obama laughs at unidentified joke: Americans are better than their European counterparts at making people laugh, according to a recent unscientific poll.
Obama laughs at unidentified joke: Americans are better than their European counterparts at making people laugh, according to a recent unscientific poll.
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resident Obama's speech on the last night of the Democratic National Convention spawned the most amount of tweets ever for a political event, Twitter reported on Friday. The speech led to 52,756 tweets per minute as soon as it was over, a rate that was partly fueled by celebrity tweets. The final day of the DNC inspired 4 million tweets, roughly equal to the amount of tweets the entire Republican National Convention generated. 

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