Twitter index: Obama's win dominates Twitter

Twitter index: Obama's win dominates Twitter

Three of the top ten Twitter trending topics, "Ganó Obama" (Spanish for "Obama Won"), "#TeamObama" and "#4moreyears," directly refer to Obama's victory, while two other trending topics, "EEUU," the Spanish abbreviation for USA, and "GOP," referring to the US Republican party, indirectly make reference to the US elections.

Also election-related is fourth-placed trending topic "Colorado," relating to the passing of Amendment 64, which allows residents, among other things, to possess a certain quantity of marijuana.

Obama himself has caused quite a stir on Twitter over the past day. His victory tweet "Four more years," followed by a picture of him hugging his wife Michelle Obama, quickly became the most retweeted message of all time on the social networking site, gaining over 472,000 shares in three hours, far surpassing the record held by pop star Justin Bieber of over 200,000 retweets for his message "RIP Avalanna. I love you" following the death of his six-year-old fan Avalanna Routh.

Currently, Obama's message, which can be seen at, has been retweeted over 642,000 times.

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on November ­­7 at 2:15 pm GMT are:

01.  #OmSpikAkuSuka
02.  #SingleDays
03.  Ganó Obama
04.  Colorado
05.  #TeamObama
06.  #4moreyears
07.  #nowplaying
08.  EEUU
09.  France
10.  GOP