Friday 25 May 2018

TDs and their Twitter trends

This insightful graphic was created by one Eamonn Bell who has gone to the trouble of amalgamating data to present a clear idea of the Twitter habits of Irish politicians.

While 88pc of all our country’s TDs have signed up to a Twitter account, the popularity of the digital platform varies across parties and individuals.  Luke Ming Flanagan is the most enamoured with the social platform while Gerry Adams is the most popular TD on Twitter by follower numbers.

From percentage adoption per party to latest activity and prime Tweeting times, Bell has used the information drawn from the digital network to present the colourful and easy to read infographic.

After much of the day’s work has been done, TD’s mostly get their digits active on their Twitter accounts between 9pm and 10pm. Peak activity days were found to be when the IBRC liquidation bill was debated and, of course, the all-night debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

Bell also takes the trouble in including those TD’s that are slow to the digital front, highlighting the five TDs with the fewest tweets thus far.

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