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Barack Obama photo becomes most 'Liked' on Facebook

Published 07/11/2012 | 17:30

The picture of Barack and Michelle Obama, captioned 'Four more years.'

A picture of Barack and Michelle Obama hugging after the President's victory has become the most 'Liked' picture on Facebook.

A picture of Barack and Michelle Obama has become the most 'Liked' photo ever posted on Facebook.



The image of the couple embracing and smiling, which has the caption 'Four more years', was posted after Obama's election victory today and has accumulated more than three million Likes.



It has also been shared more than 350,000 times. More than 144,000 people have commented on the photo, largely congratulating Obama on his victory.



Natalie Shah wrote: "Congratulations from London! Always remember, 'from little acorns big oak trees grow' you can achieve."



The picture was also tweeted, and went on to become the most popular tweet in the history of twitter.



Twitter: Barack Obama - Four more years. http://t.co/bAJE6Vom



It has so far been retweeted more than 630,000 times and favourited more than 213,000 times - beating a message from singer Justin Bieber to the title of most popular tweet.



According to Twitter, the election became the most tweeted about event in US political history, with more than 31 million poll-related posts sent throughout the day.



The activity peaked as networks called the victory, with 327,452 tweets a minute circulating.



Social networks emerged as crucial to garnering support in the months-long US presidential campaign, with Obama and Romney using the platforms to urge people to vote.



Ben Bryant, Telegraph.co.uk

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