During the debate, the hashtag #DRF2012 generated 1,737 tweets from 477 users who collectively created 4.3 Million impressions [source: ultraknowledge]
The Science Gallery website received, in just over one hour, the same amount of traffic that it usually receives in one week. The demand for the live stream was so high that it crashed the Science Gallery's website.
The Digital Rights Forum press coverage included The Irish Times, The Metro Herald, Broadsheet.ie, Silicon Republic, journal.ie, politics.ie, The Cork Independent, and many more. (RTE PrimeTime were also present)
For a while there, #DRF2012 was the number one trending topic on Twitter for all of Ireland.