Mid-day today, the Business Insider ran a story suggesting that only 68 people wished Mitt happy birthday on Twitter. If true, that would have been a really striking lack of attention being paid to Mitt by the Twitterverse.
Unfortunately for BI, that number is off. A lot. Here’s a chart plotting the tweets that mention Mitt’s birthday by the hour on the 12th:
When the Business Insider article was posted, the birthday tweets were coming in at a rate of 200 an hour.
One interesting thing is that Mitt’s fans seem to be a procrastinating bunch — the tweets peaked dramatically in the last hour of the day! The total at the end of the day was 3573 birthday tweets, or about 10% of all tweets that mentioned Mitt yesterday.
Oh, happy belated birthday Mitt — it’s still your birthday in California!