Proving that President Obama is still a trend starter, after his speech at the Democratic National Convention, online searches for registering to vote doubled across America. His excellent speech which ended with the following statement:
“I ask you tonight for your vote….
If you reject the notion that this nation’s promise is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election.
If you reject the notion that our government is forever beholden to the highest bidder, you need to stand up in this election.
If you believe that new plants and factories can dot our landscape, that new energy can power our future, that new schools can provide ladders of opportunity to this nation of dreamers, if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same rules, then I need you to vote this November.”
It must have struck a chord with people. As MSNBC and Google’s twitter feed report, at 11:03 Google searches for voter registration info surged. (Google isn’t great at sharing specific numbers but they do offer interesting graphs and charts on what’s trending at any given time.)
Another interesting thing to note is that between both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the Democratic speakers were more commonly Googled.