Which Terms Spiked On Facebook During The Inauguration Of President Barack Obama Monday?

Facebook users took to the social network during the inauguration of President Barack Obama Monday, and the U.S. Politics on Facebook page shared some data on terms that trended throughout the day, with the largest spike going to national anthem singer Beyoncé.

The largest spikes by term on Facebook Monday were:

  1. Beyoncé, up 42,450 percent at 12:30 p.m. ET
  2. Kelly Clarkson, up 4,900 percent at 12:15 p.m.
  3. Inauguration, up 4,600 percent at 11:42 a.m.
  4. Oath, up 4,580 percent at 11:51 a.m.
  5. President Obama, up 3,375 percent at 11:52 a.m.
  6. Michelle, up 1,600 percent at 11:15 a.m.
  7. MLK, up 1,400 percent between 11 a.m. and noon.
  8. America, up 1,160 percent at 11:49 a.m.
  9. Parade, up 820 percent at 4:25 p.m.
  10. Debate, up 700 percent at 12:09 p.m.
  11. History, up 500 percent at 11:52 a.m.
  12. Country, up 370 percent at 12:15 p.m.

The social network also broke down terms that were trending at specific times of day Monday.

10 a.m.:

  1. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  2. Happy MLK
  3. A dream
  4. Inauguration
  5. Obama
  6. President
  7. Day off/holiday
  8. History
  9. Youth is renewed
  10. Parade

1 p.m.:

  1. Our president
  2. Obama
  3. Inauguration
  4. MLK/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  5. Country
  6. History
  7. America
  8. Beyoncé
  9. Michelle
  10. Proud

3 p.m.:

  1. President Obama
  2. Country
  3. America
  4. Speech
  5. The people
  6. Beyoncé
  7. Kelly Clarkson
  8. Singing
  9. United
  10. Created equal

6 p.m.:

  1. Change
  2. Truth
  3. Color
  4. Speech
  5. Parade
  6. Kelly Clarkson
  7. Beyoncé
  8. Inaugural
  9. Equal
  10. Journey is not complete

Readers: Did you post anything about the inauguration on Facebook Monday?

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