Comments on: The battle for Twitter http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/04/09/the-battle-for-twitter/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Simon Drake http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/04/09/the-battle-for-twitter/comment-page-1/#comment-11198 Mon, 12 Apr 2010 17:33:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6969#comment-11198 As the previous comment noted, Labour voters are quite active, and as Twitter is an amplifier, all the action is in an echo chamber. Twitter, Facebook or any other social media website will not decide the election because like it or not, it’s the swinging voters that decide the match, not the MPs tweets (and to be honest, what value does a tweet have in cyberspace). Also, UK politics is structured: Always Left vs Right with a bit of fanaticism on the sides, class mentality grilled into one at birth. Swinging voters are probably smart enough to look beyond social media slanging matches.

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By: Percy Pants http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/04/09/the-battle-for-twitter/comment-page-1/#comment-11197 Mon, 12 Apr 2010 09:15:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6969#comment-11197 Interesting, not least for trying to work out what logical conclusions can be drawn from the information. I suspect it’s only that Labor supporters tend to be more active and vociferous than other party supporters. I’m not sure it carries any information, or has any influence on likely voting intentions. Unless of course the influence is secondary, with Tweets driving the non-Twitter media??

I hope someone looks at the possible linkages once the outcome is known, because a thoughtful informed analysis of the impact of Twitter and Facebook is going to be fascinating!

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