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East Tennessee takes to Twitter during State of the Union

12:56 AM, Feb 13, 2013   |    comments
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People across the country tuned in to watch President Obama deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Many watched the speech with a smartphone or computer handy.

10News tracked social media activity in East Tennessee during the speech.

Gun control remained a hot topic throughout the night, as the President again called for reform including background checks and limiting ammunition magazines.

@right4gop tweeted: "@TXRandy14 Obama wants to limit 2nd amendment freedom... Mr President: here's a fact: Guns don't cause crime..."

Another account, @DaRealBFarm, posted: "THE PEOPLE WHO OWN FIREARMS DESERVE A VOTE TOO DON'T THEY MR. OBAMA."

Economy-related posts increased significantly after the President suggested the minimum wage be raised.

@rebeccalcorn: "Novel idea to raise the minimum wage and make it a wage you can actually live on. #sotu"

@LoganBurnette: "If they raise the Federal Minimum Wage to $9/hr. that means I'm gettin a raise! #SOTU #poorkidprobz"

While some called for more attention to Tennessee, others expressed their criticism.

@MichaelLaGrave posted "@BarackObama Speak to our state. God knows we need it! "GO:-) od Bless " Obama . #Tennessee #SOTU"

@curtisdukes tweeted "What's he campaigning for? Report facts please. #fluff #SOTU"

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