How the 2016 conventions stacked up on social media
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump are seen in this composite image. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill and Paul Sancya)
Published Friday, July 29, 2016 12:42PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 29, 2016 1:57PM EDT
It’s a race to the White House now that both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention have wrapped up.
Both were plagued, at times, by controversy and criticism, but were also filled with some great moments. So of course, while it all played out, people have been flooding social media over the last two weeks to weigh in on the drama, highlights and politics.
TWITTER ACTIVITY DURING THE CONVENTIONS
Despite what some may have believed, Twitter activity was pretty similar during the four days of both conventions, according to Kantar, a global media measurement company that monitored English-language tweets on the U.S. presidential race and conventions.
CONVENTIONS IN HASHTAGS
According to Kantar, the most-used hashtag during the four days of the DNC convention was #DemsInPhilly.
According to Kantar, the most-used hashtag during the four days of the RNC convention was #RNCinCLE.
NOTE: According to Twitter's own data, the volume of tweets using the hashtags #RNCincle and #DemsinPhilly was much higher than what Kantar tracked; however Twitter took all languages into account, not just English-language tweets.
MOMENTS CAPTURED ON SOCIAL MEDIA
There were some notable moments during the conventions that saw social media activity spike as soon as they unfolded.
Twitter erupted when U.S. President Barack Obama took the stage to endorse Hillary Clinton but it was his praise for Clinton in a tweet during her own speech that became the most retweeted tweet on the last day of the DNC.
Great speech. She's tested. She's ready. She never quits. That's why Hillary should be our next @POTUS. (She'll get the Twitter handle, too)— President Obama (@POTUS) July 29, 2016
Meanwhile, Twitter activity also saw a spike during these two controversial speeches during the RNC.
INTEREST IN U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2016
Still, despite all the buzz online, according to Google Trends, interest in the election hasn't gone up by much during these last two weeks.