The Supreme Court’s Healthcare Decision Ignites 13,000 Tweets Per Minute

The landmark healthcare ruling sent the Twitterverse into a frenzy on Thursday

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President Obama’s State of the Union address held the record for most tweeted event in recent political history, producing a peak of 14,131 tweets per minute.  However, reactions surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Healthcare Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” knocked the annual address from the top spot.

The Supreme Court decision generated a lot of buzz on Twitter with interactions peaking at 13,166 tweets per minute, according to @gov.

Based on the political-focused Twitter handle, the highest amount of activity pertaining to the decision took place at 10:17 a.m. ET–the time when Twitter users attempted to discern between accurate and inaccurate reports.

Read more at Mashable…

  • Angelina

    I just could not imagine if I was sick or dying and I didn’t have healthcare I would be left to die or with a huge debt. I am thankful for the NHS (whatever the critics say)