While many US voters are tonight celebrating a Donald Trump presidential victory, the election results have sent shockwaves across much of the rest of the world.
Facebook was abuzz with election comments and conversations. Twitter was a key information source for those following updates. The New York Times reported that, by 10pm local time, 40 million posts had been sent about the election.
Australian politician Pauline Hanson called the election results early, tweeting that her door would always be open to 'Mr President' Donald Trump.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull seemed less enthused.
US comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted 'Putin's gonna win this thing', referencing Mr Trump's admiration for Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Putin's gonna win this thing— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 9, 2016
Talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres said she supported Hillary Clinton, no matter the result.
.@HillaryClinton, however this ends tonight I am so proud of you and so honored to be your friend.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 9, 2016
The hashtag #Trumpaggedon began to gain traction, with some trying to find silver linings in the situation.
The upside of course is that the UK is no longer the biggest laughing stock in the world #Trumpageddon— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) November 9, 2016
Social media flooded
The election day began positively for the Clinton campaign, with many polls picking Mrs Clinton as the winner and the country's first female president.
This team has so much to be proud of. Whatever happens tonight, thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/x13iWOzILL— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016
Early on, Mr Trump alleged the polls were rigged, and a senior Trump advisor was quoted as saying, "It will take a miracle for us to win."
Mr Trump's supporters remained optimistic. His daughter, Ivanka Trump, shared a photo shortly after she voted for her father, a moment she said was "surreal".
As the day progressed, and more of the US turned red, however, Mrs Clinton's supporters began to express their dismay at the prospect of Mr Trump's presidency.