Grainne Faller at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics writes:
Researchers from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics have been crunching the Twitter numbers as part of their Insight4Elections data analysis project and they found that Stephen Donnelly, co-leader of the Social Democrats gained a remarkable 1,457 Twitter followers last night, about two thirds more than his closest rival Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit who gained 555.
The deputy leaders’ debate on TV3 inspired less activity overall, but Mary Lou McDonald gained three times as many followers as her closest rival, Labour Deputy Leader Alan Kelly.
Insight4Elections is a publicly available web tool where users can “crunch the numbers” for themselves here
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