David Cameron - popular political subject on Twitter

August 18th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS  

David Cameron London, Aug 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron and the first 100 days of his coalition government have emerged as the most popular political topic on Twitter, research has shown.
The research was carried out by Tweetminster that follows political trends on the social networking site.

It found a “disproportionately high number” of posts and media stories centred on Cameron after analysing over five million relevant “tweets”, The Telegraph reported.

Researchers noticed that Cameron was twice as popular as the next most popular topic - discussion about “war” in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The third most popular topic out of a list of 40 was the Tweeter postings about the BP oil spill, and the political fallout from the American environmental disaster.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg didn’t make it to the top 40.

The most frequently mentioned government department on Twitter was No.10 Downing street.

“A disproportionately high number of posts and media stories shared on Twitter about the government, across all issues, centre around the Prime Minister,” a Tweetminster spokesman was quoted as saying.

“The media narrative and conversations on Twitter about the government rotate around David Cameron.”

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