Hope for America: Politics eventually overtakes VMAs on Twitter

Chris Wilson
The Signal

President Barack Obama's biggest opponent Thursday night was not Mitt Romney. It was MTV's Video Music Awards, which aired concurrently with the convention. In the early hours of the evening, the VMAs received so much more traffic on Twitter than the convention that you might think DNC stood for "Do Not Care." But by the time Obama took the stage, VMA might have stood for "Very Minor Annoyance." The two trends passed one another shortly before Obama took the stage.