Politics, the VMAs and fashion week top social media.
By Anne Kim-Dannibale
Lubov Azria and designer Max Azria walk the runway at the BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)
With the DNC‘s record-breaking 52,000 tweets per minute last night, it’s no surprise that it’s one of the top stories for this week’s social media report. But while the DNC ended the week almost shutting Twitter down (we’re looking at you Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton), the rest of the country was also watching shenanigans at MTV’s Video Music Awards, while the sartorially inclined put their best outfits forward for fashion week events.
President Obama’s speech was mostly praised across the board, boosting his numbers going into the final stretch of the 2012 Presidential Election.
“From the floor as the president begins. Real affection for the man and a sense of family in the hall http://yfrog.com/odkrxwzj” via Howard Fineman, Huffington Post, @howardfineman
“Here we go! A little banter with #FLOTUS @MichelleObama right now at http://www.barackobama.com/live #DNC2012 #Livestream pic.twitter.com/FvkPbd7x” via Kal Penn @kalpenn
“Strong @BarackObama close: ‘I never said this journey would be easy…yes, our path is harder…but it leads to a better place’ #DNC2012” via Steve Case @SteveCase
Meanwhile, on another channel, in another city … one of the music industry’s biggest awards shows went on with its own record-breakers.
“@Rihanna and @ChrisBrown hug and kiss on camera: http://bet.us/Uy6Skk” via BET @BET
“watch frank ocean steal this whole show. I’m dead” via Lady Gaga @ladygaga
“Still thinking about Frank Ocean’s performance last nite @MTV #vmas. Frank, you are a remarkable artist. – ZS” via Zoe Saldana @zoesaldana
And despite the lingering heat and humidity, it is in fact September, which means fashion is in full bloom with Fashion’s Night Out and New York Fashion Week.
“Let the fun begin! Georgetown Fashion’s Night Out. Thanks for the comp ride @uberdc #fnodc (@ In An Uber) http://4sq.com/RQE2YL” via Kelly Collis @cityshopgirl
“Awesome time producing Fashion Night Out Alexandria featuring @tommymcfly @pamelaspunch @drkatynelson @britt http://instagr.am/p/PRyyMWBLCK/” via Maggy Fancy Francois @fancyfrancois
“Darlings, check out how pretty we look in the New York Times! http://nyti.ms/UsFDIa @nytimesfashion” via Tom + Lorenzo @tomandlorenzo
“THERE IS NO CRYING IN NEW YORK FASHION WEEK @RebeccaMinkoff” via Nicole Loher @nicolealoher