Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Obama’s same-sex marriage announcement stirs buzz on Twitter | @MentionMachine

President Obama’s name was mentioned on Twitter 112,294 times on Wednesday after he endorsed same-sex marriage.

That’s the highest total mentions he’s had in a 24-hour period since the @MentionMachine began counting tweets in January.


“Barack Obama” or @Barack Obama was mentioned more than five times more Wednesday than the previous day. His second-highest total tweets in a 24-hour period came in the hours before and after the State of the Union on Jan. 24 and 25.

The Obama campaign’s own tweet of the announcement was retweeted 47,000 times, according to social analytics site Topsy.

According to Twitter’s data, same-sex marriage and related terms were being tweeted as many as 7,347 times per minute on Wednesday.

And same-sex marriage and related terms were mentioned 1.6 million times Wednesday — more than on any other day since President Obama took office.

But buzz wasn’t the only result of the announcement. Dan Eggen reports the Obama campaign received a surge in donations after the news broke.

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