Paul Ryan Helps Push Republican Convention Over 2 Million Tweets

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Paul Ryan Helps Push Republican Convention Over 2 Million Tweets
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Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's Wednesday night Republican National Convention speech was a powerful conversation driver on Twitter. It pushed overall tweets about the RNC to more than two million as he took the stage -- six times the number of tweets sent during both 2008 conventions combined.

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Ryan also topped the RNC tweets-per-minute record set the previous night by Ann Romney, with 6,669 tweets-per-minute as he left the stage to Ann's 6,195 at the end of her Tuesday speech.

According to Twitter, the shorter, punchier and more "snackable" quotes from Ryan's speech drove the conversation. The most tweeted-about moments during Ryan's speech generally matched the highest-energy moments at the Republican National Convention itself.

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This line, referencing the differences between Ryan's Catholic religion and the Mormon faith of Mitt Romney, netted 6,470 tweets-per-minute:

This line about government spending got a hair under 6,000 tweets:

During Ryan's speech, the Romney campaign's social media team livetweeted the most effective lines from his official account, while using other campaign accounts in a support role:

Meanwhile, Democrats used Twitter for live counter-messaging:

Condoleezza Rice's speech was also very warmly received by the crowd and generated plenty of buzz on Twitter, sparking 3,961 tweets-per-minute. Her breakout line was construed by some observers as a hint that she's interested in running for president come 2016:

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