How German MDBs interact on Twitter
Over the course of 180 days through to August 13, German MDBs and parties tweeted 109,446 times.
A breakdown by party:
Die Linke 15,884
18,584 of these Tweets contained mentions of MDBs and parties. This chart visualises mentions within and between parties. The thicker the lines the greater the number of mentions.
The Greens are the most “conversational” party. The highest volume of mentions unsurprisingly occurs around the three largest parties, but rather interestingly while most conversations take place between members of a same party, there are more mentions of opponents than interaction between (natural) coalition partners.
The 10 MDBs that most mention other MDBs and parties in their Tweets are:
@Halina_Waw (Die Linke)
28% of MDBs on Twitter have never mentioned another MDB in a Tweet.
You can find a list of all MDBs on Twitter at @electionista/mdbs and on our lists page twitter.com/electionista/lists lists by party are also available. A special thank you to our friends at @Pluragraph for their help in compiling the lists.
You can view and download a higher resolution version of the chart here.
Posted at Mon, Aug 19th 2013, 14:30
Over one million people follow MPs on Twitter
1,224,902 people follow MPs on Twitter.
The most followed party (with the most followed MPs) is the Conservatives whose MPs are followed by 637,338 people. Labour follows with 576,304 people, and the Liberal Democrats with 200,176 people.
These are all unique figures/followers - total number of people (cleansed of duplicates). A simple sum of all MPs’ followers, not excluding duplicates, adds up to 3,628,982.
The 10 most followed MPs on Twitter:
@David_Cameron 280916 followers
*@Dmiliband (125,972) is excluded from the list.
All data was gathered on Thursday 11 April.
Posted at Thu, Apr 11th 2013, 17:37