Obama victory picture is the most ‘liked’ photo in Facebook’s history

7 Nov 2012

The social network Facebook confirmed today that at the time of writing, some 2.9m people have ‘liked’ the photo re-elected US President Barack Obama posted eight hours or so ago in which he hugs his wife Michelle.

Obama stormed to victory overnight with 281 electoral votes to Mitt Romney’s 201 electoral votes.

His election victory over Romney also set a new record on Twitter, with more than 327,000 tweets a minute.

A tweet by Obama simply stating “four more years”, with the same picture of him embracing his wife Michelle, became his most retweeted post ever, attracting 524,449 retweets and 177,884 favourites.


John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years