Twitter breaks US election day record of 31 million tweets

The earlier record of most number of tweets on US election day was over 31 million tweets. (AFP File)

With 35 million tweets on the US election day, micro-blogging site Twitter on Wednesday broke its earlier record set in 2012 election day of more than 31 million tweets.

By 7.30 a.m. (India time) on Wednesday, over 35 million election-related tweets were posted on the social media platform, USA Today reported.

This election year, Twitter users had options like live video streams courtesy Buzzfeed.

History is happening.#ElectionNight coverage from @BuzzFeedNews is streaming LIVE on Twitter, tune in. 👇https://t.co/UM9vKC6BQE

— Twitter (@twitter) November 8, 2016“Twitter is still the platform for what’s happening right now, while Facebook focuses on showing users the things they’re most likely to engage with,” Jan Dawson, chief analyst with Jackdaw Research, was quoted as saying.

Donald Trump has 13.1 million followers on Twitter while Hillary Clinton has 10.4 million.

As of the third quarter of 2016, the micro-blogging service averaged at 317 million monthly active users.

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