State of the Union is Most Tweeted in History

More than 1 million tweets were posted using the #SOTU hash tag.

Tuesday’s State of the Union address was the most tweeted such address in history, White House Digital Strategy Director Macon Phillips reported during a Twitter-enabled chat following the address.

About 1.1 million tweets using the #SOTU hash tag were posted during the address, Phillips said, compared with 645,000 tweets using that hash tag during the president’s 2012 State of the Union address.

The most tweeted moment of the address was the president’s call to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour, he said. The second most tweeted moment was the president’s call to pass gun control legislation.