#POTUSatGT Trends on Social Media
Campus was bustling with activity as Georgia Tech served as the setting for President Barack Obama to address college affordability. The capacity crowd in McCamish Pavilion got pretty loud at times. But inside the arena wasn’t the only place buzzing with interest in what the commander in chief had to say.
Social media websites exploded with photos, videos, and comments about the President’s stop at Georgia Tech. The hashtag #POTUSatGT generated over 2 million timeline deliveries on Twitter and was trending in Atlanta for much of the morning and afternoon. Hundreds of instragram photos were shared using that same hashtag. Each photo and tweet telling a unique part of the story of the 44th president’s visit and it’s impact on our campus and the nation.
One of the most noticeable aspects of the President’s address at Georgia Tech was the multitude
of electronic devices hoisted into the air to capture the moment.
We found several of moments frozen in time and shared by students on their Facebook pages, the pictures and photos giving insight into each Yellow Jacket’s experience from the historic visit.
Many Georgia Tech students described meeting President Obama’s visit to campus as the opportunity of a lifetime. Hundreds of photos poured in on Instagram under the #POTUSatGT hashtag in the hours leading up to the address and during the speech itself.