On Thursday, the internet felt compelled to weigh in on the stark difference in tone between the two presidential forums, Savannah Guthrie’s performance moderating the discussion with President Trump on NBC, and other assorted Easter eggs that surfaced during all of the questions and answers.
Here’s a quick look at what the online world deemed important.
A jarring split screen
NBC and ABC, the television networks broadcasting the events, carried them both at 8 p.m. Eastern. So viewers were left with a choice: Watch one candidate exclusively, or flip back and forth?
Among those who periodically switched between the two broadcasts, a consensus emerged: The difference in tone was jarring.
The view of Trump
Mr. Trump’s detractors found his loud voice, frequent interjections and rhetorical meandering to be overwhelming and incoherent.
The view of Biden
At times, Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s penchant for long-winded responses and deep policy dives