Tweeting the #debates: Round one
Tweeting the #debates: Round oneCommentary on US presidential debate dominates social media.
US President Barack Obama (R) and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) shake hands moments before the start of the first presidential debate at Magness Arena at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, October 3, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB
US President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney met in Denver, Colorado for their first debate, marking the opening of the final stretch of the US presidential campaign. Many of the millions tuning in took their commentary to the web, where the debate became the most discussed US political event in Twitter’s history.
The Stream spoke to Alex Howard (@digiphile), Washington correspondent for O’Reilly Media, in addition to members of our online community for their analysis on the night's social media events.
Here is our coverage from around the web: