During #Budget11 we processed 31,831 tweets. The average rate of posts was 3.29 tweets per second.
The most tweeted parts of the budget were the announcement of a 1p per litre fuel duty cut, which peaked at 9.5 tweets per second, followed by corporation tax announcements at 8.8 tweets per second, while the announcement of 21 enterprise zones registered 7.5 tweets per second and the revised OBR growth figures (2011 growth revised down to 1.7%) saw 5.57 tweets per second.
Other parts of the budget that registered a higher than average frequency of tweets include mentions of inflation, pensions, inheritance tax (reduction for leaving 10% of estate to charity), green investment bank, tax allowance (up £630 to £8105), bank levy and changes to the tax system.
Sentiment around the budget was fundamentally unchanged - started at 2.9, ended at 3.0 (on a scale of 1-5, where 5 is most positive).
Ed Miliband’s response to the budget peaked at 5.1 tweets per second around the term iPod.
Posted at Wed, Mar 23rd 2011, 14:30