Monday presidential debate conversation on Twitter lowest of all three

Josh Peterson | Tech Editor

The third and final presidential debate on Monday night appeared to spark less interest among Twitter users than either of the previous two debates.

6.5 million tweets were sent during the 90 minute event, according to Twitter’s official count.

While the event focused on foreign policy, only 54 percent of the tweets sent pertained to foreign policy matters.

105,767 tweets per minute were sent at 9:43 p.m. EST, when President Obama made his “fewer horses than bayonets” barb at Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

The first debate, on Oct. 3, set a Twitter record. 10.2 million tweets were sent during the event, the most sent during a U.S. political event in Twitter’s short history.

7.2 million tweets were sent during the the second presidential debate on Oct. 16, according to Twitter’s official count.

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