Election night was a record-setting event on Twitter as users spoke their mind and shared information on the social network. Here is a collection of posts from leaders, celebrities and the general public.

Online reaction to Obama's win - and Romney's defeat

Storified by CTVNews.ca · Wed, Nov 07 2012 08:20:26

As soon as TV networks began calling Obama as the winner, Barack Obama posted a personal message of thanks on Twitter:
We're all in this together. That's how we campaigned, and that's who we are. Thank you. -boBarack Obama
The following photo posted to Facebook became the most-liked photo on that social network, ever. It was also the most popular tweet of all time.
Four more years. http://pic.twitter.com/bAJE6VomBarack Obama
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was one of many world leaders who congratulated Obama over social media.
Congratulations to President Barack Obama on his victory. http://ow.ly/f5IeA #cdnpoliStephen Harper
With praise pouring in, the Twitterverse began to wonder what was taking so long for Mitt Romney to deliver his concessions speech:
#CTVElection Has Mitt gone to bed? #ForgotToConcedeGillian Cornwall
The official White House Flickr account, meanwhile, posted a celebratory photo, which seems to have started an informal caption contest:
P110612PS-0894The White House
While Obama was active on Twitter, the same can't be said for Mitt Romney.
With your help, we will turn our country around and get America back on the path to prosperity. Please vote today http://mi.tt/UtXKerMitt Romney
After Roomney delivered his concession speech, users began looking forward to Obama's victory speech:
#CTVelection finally he concedes! It's over! About time Mitt. #4moreyears #ObamaWinsMorgan Shepherd
The body of @MittRomney concession speech sounds like a hastily reworked acceptance speech. #CTVElectiondrakmordis
Sure happy that concession speech is over!! Bring on @BarackObama #CTVelection Canadians are waiting for his speechLinda Foley
Watching @CTVNews anxiously awaiting the big speech. Definitely not studying like I should be #CTVElection Obama>MidtermsEva Habib
And then came the reaction to Obama's speech:
#CTVelection it doesn't matter when he's speaking or what he's talking about, @barackobama makes me smile :) #4moreyears #ObamaWinsMorgan Shepherd
Just watched Obama's victory speech. Class act.Brad Hallowell
One thing I noticed about Romney's crowd, they were real pale. Obama's crowd, much more colourful. #CTVElectionMark MacKinnon
The 47% made it happen! Thanks, Mitt! #election2012. #obamawins #ctvelectionLusciousFood
Many users also commented on some of the lighter aspects of the campaign, including a response to those who said they're 'moving to Canada' because of Obama's win.
To all the Republicans moving to Canada if Obama wins... Enjoy their universal health care, and don't let the door hit you on the way out!Logan Smith
#CTVElection http://pic.twitter.com/h8pzNGmWDevon-marie Little
The election results prompted several celebrities to share their thoughts on the election result. Donald Trump went on a Twitter tirade:
This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!Donald J. Trump
Lady Gaga celebrated the win:
I JUST GOT OFF STAGE IN COLUMBIA!! CONGRATULATIONS MR. PRESIDENT @BarackObama We are so proud to be American tonight! YES!!! YES! YES!!Lady Gaga
And of course, what online conversation would be complete without a comedy? Chris Rock chimed in:
Kenyans don't loose races.Chris Rock