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Obama beats Bieber for most popular tweet ever


Washington, DC – A tweet by President Obama late Tuesday night needed just 22 minutes to become the most popular Twitter posting of all time, according to celebrities’ social media tracker Starcount.

The tweet, posted at 11:16 p.m. EST – once the President’s reelection bid had been solidified – read simply, “Four more years,” with a photo of him hugging First Lady Michelle Obama (see below).

The message, which by noon Wednesday had been retweeted more than 684,000 times, supplanted the previous all-time leader, Justin Bieber, whose Sept. 26 tweet, “RIP Avalanna. i love you” had been retweeted more than 200,000 times.

Another post from Obama sent earlier in the evening, “This happened because of you. Thank you,” quickly moved into the No. 2 spot.

This article was also published in Potomac Tech Wire.

Related links:

Twitter – @BarackObama tweet

Starcount – http://www.starcount.com

Starcount blog – The Best Celebrity Reactions to the Elections on Social Media

Mediabistro – REVEALED: Twitter’s 10 Most Retweeted Tweets Of All Time

Buzzfeed – The New Most Popular Tweet Of All Time

The Atlantic – Via @BarackObama, the Most Popular Tweet of All Time

Official White House Photo of Barack Obama by Pete Souza