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Odedere ayo
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10/25/2012 | 2:26:04 AM
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wat abt d analysis of their facebk
Odedere ayo
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10/25/2012 | 2:25:28 AM
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wat about d analysis of their facebk
Amit Sheth
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10/3/2012 | 1:49:53 PM
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For a rather extensive social media data of 2012 election, see: http://twitris.knoesis.org ("About us" has articles that explain some aspects in more detail).
Marcus Danisavich
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10/3/2012 | 12:17:06 AM
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It is pretty messed up that Cory Booker has 1.2 million followers which currently ties Mitt Romney.

David F. Carr
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10/2/2012 | 9:31:33 PM
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This popped up on my Twitter feed. Apparently, LinkedIn is having the two campaigns set up profiles that start at zero followers after posting competing messages about what they would do to increase job opportunities. So maybe that's the closest we'll get to a level playing field in social media for this cycle.

Obama and Romney take their fight over the economy to @LinkedIn -- what they wrote: http://yhoo.it/QGEe0l
David F. Carr
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10/2/2012 | 7:48:28 PM
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An email correspondent points out we shouldn't take Twitter follower counts too seriously, given that millions of Obama's followers may be fake accounts or bots. Ditto for Romney. See this NYTimes article from a few months ago http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08...
David F. Carr
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10/2/2012 | 7:46:30 PM
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I didn't mean to call Romney a "fresh face" - I was talking about future elections, in the context of making more of an even comparison.

Romney was a candidate 4 years ago, so he should have accumulated somewhat of a social media following then, but on the other hand he didn't make it to the general election on that go-round.
techno_polyglot
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10/2/2012 | 6:23:26 PM
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It will be interesting to see how far sentiment analysis will come before 2016. It would add a lot of insight to views like the CheerMeeter SocialBakers provides.
David F. Carr
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10/1/2012 | 10:06:09 PM
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Right, although if Hillary is the Democratic standard bearer in 2016, she would presumably still come in with a big social following from her previous campaign plus subsequent years as Secretary of State. You'd have to have 2 really fresh faces starting at about the same point to have an even comparison.
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10/1/2012 | 6:43:21 PM
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I'm looking forward to the time when we can assess these metrics between two fresh post-primary candidates as opposed to where we are now, with one being the Presidential incumbent - that's certainly layering some degree of distortion on the perception of social reach and growth on a level that typical analysis hasn't scaled to include yet.


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