If you stayed up late last night to witness the history made in this year’s presidential election, you’re probably a little bleary-eyed and chugged a slew of coffee this morning. You’re also probably either totally stoked or miserably depressed depending on who you were rooting for, and are probably pretty annoyed at all the comments in your friends’ Facebook statuses and Twitter feeds.
We blogged a few weeks ago about the importance social media was playing in this tight race to the White House, so we won’t bore you with more analyses of the Tweets, Obama and Romney’s Facebook statuses or any banal bashing of either parties. After all, voting is secret, isn’t it? Needless to say, yesterday’s events generated over 20 million Tweets, making the election the most tweeted-about event in history. While some were legitimate, others were not and aired more on the humor, rather than factual side of the spectrum. So instead, today, we are offering you a little post-election day humor with some of the top social media trends from this election season. You’re welcome.
Obama’s got Gangnam moves (courtesy of @ryanhatesthis)
Obama on The Gangnam Style Dance: “I just saw that video for the first time… I think I can do that move." http://t.co/a5onFf4f
— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) November 6, 2012
The ever-present #eastwooding controversy during the Republican National Convention prompted multiple Twitter handles entitled @invisibleobama and this response from the President, himself:
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 31, 2012
Joe Biden’s Greatest Gaffes
Just a few hours before President Obama delivered his acceptance speech, #Hillary2016 immediately hit the charts as one of the top trends. Who knows what another four years will bring. But regardless of your political affiliation, we are confidant social media will continue to play a large role in the politics of our nation. #wewillwaitandsee