2nd #debates peak at 108k TPM came after @barackobama: "you're the last person to get tough on China."— Twitter Government (@gov) October 17, 2012Although there were no Big Bird or JFK moments during tonight's second showdown between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Twitter users still sent more than 7.2 million tweets during the debate, peaking at either 110,000 per minute or 108,000 per minute, depending on which official tweet you believe.And there was, of course, one popular new meme, and the resulting Twitter account, @RomneysBinder.According to Twitter, there were just over 7.2 million tweets sent during the debate, down substantially from 10.3 million tweets sent during the first presidential debate on October 3, but far more than the 3.5 million tweets generated during last week's vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and his counterpart, Paul Ryan.In an initial post-debate tweet, Twitter's @gov account posted that "conversation lotro power leveling tonight peaked at 109,560 tweets per minute on the immigration question to @MittRomney and his answer."But a few minutes later, @gov tweeted that "peak at [108,000 tweets per minute] came after @barackobama: "You're the last person to get tough on China."
Tweets peak at 110k a minute during Debate. Or was it 108k?