Via Kristen A. Lee of the New York Daily News comes a look at how popular Twitter was during Wednesday night’s presidential debate:

Twitter users sent a record 10.3 million tweets — a new milestone in the revolution of how Americans take part in the political process.

With their iPads and cell phones, millions of people virtually joined the candidates on the debate stage, analyzing their every word in real time.

The last Twitter record was set during Obama’s convention speech last month, which triggered 52,757 tweets per minute at one point.