Ever since its launch in mid-2006, Twitter has over half a billion users and, with that, the beginning of retweets. With the many celebrities present on Twitter worldwide, you would think one of them would the record for the most retweeted tweet ever, but, after last night’s victory over Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama now holds that title.

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With the current count at 701,022 retweets in just 11 hours after being posted, @BarackObama‘s message of “Four more years.” can be said to have blown up rather quickly around the twitter-sphere. The tweet has also been favorited 241,130 times by people around the world.

The expanding influence of social media around political and global events continues to amaze, and we will see how the future elections are affected by the online opinions of the many. How did you follow the election? Let us know in the comments below.