Twitter declared it the 'most tweeted debate ever', and in the age of growing social media scope and accessibility, how can it not be?
A Numbers Game
The Telegraph reports that The number of tweets sent during the 90 minute run-time topped the previous of record of 10.3 million set during 2012's first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Twitter is one of the best platforms for events like this, because users need only tweet 140 characters of their thoughts, and it is up on the system for all to see and react to.
Aside from tweets on personal opinions, numerous memes have also come out of this debate, providing some comic relief in these heated moments for the nation's future. People have also been influencing hashtag trends on Twitter, with much of the content focusing on the November Election, as well as the details on the Third Debate between Trump and Clinton.
Social Media War
However, it is not just American citizens taking their fight to Twitter, the candidates themselves have taken to social media in efforts to discredit each other.
Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) pinned one of her tweets to the top of her Twitter feed. The Tweet is an ad featuring numerous misogynistic statements Trump has said in the past, alongside video footage of everyday women achieving personal goals and milestones, as well as heading to their precincts to vote.
"Women have the power to stop Trump," the heading reads over Clinton's video.
Ken Bone, the Nation's Newest Hero
Aside from all the hatred on social media, a ray of light in the form of Ken Bone has lit up the American political scene.
"It wasn't necessarily Bone's question ('What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimising job loss for fossil power plant workers?') that lit Twitter on fire, but rather his name and his, um, unique style," said the BBC.
Many Americans tweeted not only about their amusement over Bone's name and outfit, but the fact that they would rather vote the Missouri resident as their next President, instead of Trump or Clinton.
Bone got so famous, that he recently joined Jimmy Kimmel on his late night show.