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President Barack Obama’s second inauguration Monday morning provided us with another way to see Twitter’s surging popularity.

There were 1.1 million Inauguration-related Tweets sent out during today’s 67-minute ceremony, according to Twitter’s government and politics team. That’s an incredible 13 times more than the 82,392 sent out four years ago during Obama’s first inauguration.

The Tweets reached their peak when Obama spoke about how “we cannot mistake absolutism for principle.” At that moment, there were 27,795 Tweets per minute related to the ceremony.

Obama’s speech, which you can read here, was live-Tweeted by his social media staff. Each Tweet garnered thousands and thousands of Re-Tweets, and many wondered how the heck Obama Tweeted while giving the speech. He’s one multi-talented man. 

Previously on GeekWire: Startup lessons from Barack Obama’s presidential victory

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