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Did Obama Live Tweet His Own Speech? No, But Everybody Else Did

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Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 7:43 PM

This morning Twitter user @denisbaranov asked for summary of Barack Obama's speech, specifically one without subjectivity (since most of the amateur punditry concerned the "You lie" outburst from a now infamous Senator from South Carolina, Joe Wilson).

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We went straight to the L.A. Times transcription of the speech and then searched Twitter for the reactions of L.A. users. The frequency of retweets made us realize that the @BarackObama account was live tweeting during the speech (obviously, we're not following him). So, Denis Baranov, it would seem that the closest thing you'll get to a summary are the tweets of @barackobama himself. (Well maybe not "himself" per se, but some nimble fingered staffer from the DNC nonetheless.)

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Ever the "Twitter angle" takers, Mashable wrote a post this morning about how the reactions of the tweeters could be gleaned from a sample taken by Internet search firm Crimson Hexagon.

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  • Chart courtesy Crimson Hexagon via Mashable.com
As far a subjectivity is concerned, Twitter's got the market cornered on opinions. Here are some of the standouts:
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And, perhaps our favorite, the latest meme with a Twitter account, the Obama Joker Poster weighed in:

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You can follow us on Twitter at @laweekly and @alexiatsotsis respectively.

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