First 2012 Presidential Debate: Online Reactions

Bianna Golodryga breaks down social media trends during the debate.
3:00 | 10/04/12

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It was a huge night online for the debate, as well. The event was exploding, literally, on social media, setting a new record on twitter. Bianna golodryga is here to break down all the numbers. The most tweeted about event in political history. Reporter:10.3 million tweets, elizabeth, in just 90 minutes. You and I were discussing. We've been reading tweets all night, too. Blowout number there. A lot of people were criticizing the event as being too wonky. Too inside baseball. We wanted to see what the google searches were. And they agree. Simpson bowels, dodd-frank. And who is winning the debate? And finally, big bird. Donna hit this when she brought up big bird. And look at how many people were tweeting about big bird last night. 17,000 tweets per minute. They weren't just tweeting about big bird. They were creating new pages about big bird. That's right. Fire big bird, a lot of people talking about that. It was the most tweeted about event and making history every night. Is this a new trend we'll see for the following debate, as well? Reporter: I'm sure. We have the vice presidential debate coming up, as well. It's literally like being in a focus group, watching the debate. You get to see what other people are thinking and feeling and weighing in. It's interesting to read the tweets as you watch the debates. Reporter: Exactly. And just ahead, we have jon

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