Now that was a debate. Though Twitter might not have been quite as eventful during Thursday night's vice presidential debate as it was during the presidential debate, candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan seemed to bring just enough heat--and comedic relief--to keep the Internet on their toes. Here's a quick recap.
Records weren't broken
Not even coming close to the presidential debate's record 10-million-plus tweets, tonight's debate tweets peaked at 58,000 tweets per minute after Biden's "Now you're Jack Kennedy?" line, according to Twitter.
Update: Just over 4 million tweets on the night for the VP Debate. 3.5 million of them in the 92 minutes of debate time.
The vice president's consistent laughs, Cheshire cat grins, perplexed faces and interruptions became comical really quickly, almost as if he was intent on becoming the most GIF'd candidate of the evening's debates. Some proof:
Twitter just couldn't let it go after Biden called Ryan's statements "malarkey," which, for all of you non-good ol' boys out there, means nonsense. Here's how it went down:
The Obama-Biden campaign even managed to jump on the "malarkey" bandwagon by purchasing the trending topic--as well as "Jack Kennedy," "#vpdebate" and "Afghanistan in 2014"--which allowed their tweet-ad to float to the top of trending topic search results.