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Top 30 Most Shared #GE13 Links on Twitter

During Malaysia’s 13th General Election we tracked a number of related political hashtags, as well as mentions of politicians on Twitter. This post lists the most shared website links and domains on Twitter from 20th April 2013 – 6th May 2013, ranked by the number of users sharing each link.

Highlights from this list are:

  1. News articles from Indonesian news portals were more widely shared compared to Malaysian news portals. The content of these articles suggests increased interest from Indonesian speakers on election day.
  2. The lack of Malaysian news media links is partly due to headlines that did not match keywords we tracked; and campaigners that did not retweet the article and tag it with their politician’s username or campaign hashtag. We did find thousands of links to websites and news articles from local media but they were not tweeted by enough users-per-link to make the list.
  3. The most shared links include Barisan Nasional’s campaign manifesto and a few pro-Barisan videos. However there were no links to Pakatan Rakyat’s manifesto or any pro-Pakatan videos among the top 100.

Top 30 Most Shared #GE13 Links on Twitter

Please read the note at the end of this post to better understand the ranking.

1. Undi.info, Shares: 3648, Users: 2539

http://live.undi.info/index.html

2. Anwaribrahim.com, Shares: 1995, Users: 1619

http://www.anwaribrahim.com

3. Detik.com, Shares: 828, Users: 823

http://news.detik.com/read/2013/05/06/012036/2238519/1148/najib-minta-oposisi-bisa-terima-hasil-pemilu-malaysia-dengan-lapang-dada?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

4. Detik.com, Shares: 821, Users: 816

http://news.detik.com/read/2013/05/06/040746/2238540/1148/najib-terima-kasih-kepada-warga-malaysia-yang-memilih-barisan-nasional?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

5. Twibbon.com, Shares: 777, Users: 693

http://twibbon.com/support/vote-pakatan-rakyat-on-may-5-2/twitter

6. Detik.com, Shares: 611, Users: 591

http://news.detik.com/read/2013/05/06/004112/2238511/1148/barisan-nasional-menangkan-pemilu-malaysia?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

7. Telegraph.co.uk, Shares: 569, Users: 555

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/malaysia/10036283/Malaysias-opposition-leader-Anwar-Ibrahim-aims-to-seize-final-chance.html

8. Malaysiakini (‘With two days to go, Anwar is bullish on Putrajaya’), Shares: 470, Users: 460

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/228955

9. 1Malaysia.com.my, Shares:506, Users: 448

http://1Malaysia.com.my

10. Accessnow.org, Shares: 463, Users: 445

https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/keep-malaysia-online

11. 1Malaysia.com.my (BN campaign manifesto), Shares: 501, Users: 424
http://1malaysia.com.my/action/

12. TheMalaysianInsider.com (‘Re-elect a government that has delivered its promises-Najib Razak’), Shares: 476, Users: 413

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/sideviews/article/re-elect-a-government-that-has-delivered-its-promises-najib-razak/

13. Umno-online.my, Shares: 375, Users: 375

http://www.umno-online.my/?p=82078

14. Nst.com.my (‘Najib: BN will be the government after GE13’), Shares: 376, Users: 374

http://www.nst.com.my/latest/najib-bn-will-be-the-government-after-ge13-1.264811?buffer_share=72f91&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer%253A%252Bbarisanasional%252Bon%252Btwitter

15. Kompas.com, Shares: 301, Users: 294

http://internasional.kompas.com/read/2013/05/06/09521456/Oposisi.Tuding.Ada.Kecurangan.di.Pemilu.Malaysia?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

16. 1Malaysia.com.my, Shares: 280, Users: 280

http://www.1malaysia.com.my/my-record/1-malaysia/

17. JPN.gov.my (statement addressing accusation of foreigners being issued MyKad), Shares: 251, Users: 242
http://www.jpn.gov.my/sites/default/files/pdf/maklumblsakhbar2013/KENYATAAN%20MEDIA%20KPPN%20-%20DAKWAAN%20BERKENAAN%20PENGELUARAN%20IC%20MYKAD%20KEPADA%20PEKERJA%20WARGA%20ASING%20DI%20MALAYSIA%204-5-2013.pdf

18. Kompas.com, Shares: 237, Users: 236

http://internasional.kompas.com/read/2013/05/06/15261122/Meski.Menang..Najib.Razak.dalam.Posisi.Sulit?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

19. Youtube.com (pro-BN video), Shares: 230, Users: 229

20. Bharian.com.my, Shares: 226, Users: 221

http://www.bharian.com.my/bharian/articles/PRU13_BNkekalkerusiPutrajaya/pilihanraya/PRU13/Article/index_html

21. Youtube.com (pro-BN video), Shares: 220, Users: 219

22. Instagram.com, Shares: 216, Users: 215

http://instagram.com/najib_razak

23. 9gag.com, Shares: 207, Users: 205

http://9gag.com/gag/aDAEn2d?ref=t

24. Bloomberg.com (video), Shares: 242, Users: 202

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/the-rise-of-malaysia-s-young-voters-MCvO~UFbQCqO3Sw99FVZ3A.html

25. Under21Malaysian.com, Shares: 219, Users: 202

http://under21malaysian.com

26. Youtube.com (pro-BN video), Shares: 199, Users: 193

27. Sarawakreport.org, Shares: 209, Users: 186

http://www.sarawakreport.org/2013/05/down-at-the-airport/

28. Nst.com.my (‘Pas only wants to win seats not promote Islam says Tun M’), Shares: 184, Users: 184

http://www.nst.com.my/latest/pas-only-wants-to-win-seats-not-promote-islam-says-tun-m-1.271431?utm_content=bufferee648&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

29. Youtube.com (pro-BN video), Shares: 183, Users: 182

30. TheStar.com.my (‘GE13: Voters can expect afternoon rain and thunderstorms’), Shares: 175, Users: 175

http://www.thestar.com.my/story.aspx?file=%2f2013%2f5%2f4%2fnation%2f20130504200857&sec=nation&utm_content=buffer36e59&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

Top 20 Most Linked-To Domains on Twitter During #GE13

The top 20 domains linked to by users are listed below, ranked by the number of users. This should give an idea of how popular each domain is, and how many users repeatedly shared the same link. Image-sharing domains such as instagram.com have not been included.

1. youtube.com (2990 links, 29043 shares, 5295 users)

2. live.undi.info (26 links, 5296 shares, 3715 users)

3. http://www.anwaribrahim.com (29 links, 2604 shares, 1958 users)

4. facebook.com (912 links, 2943 shares, 1802 users)

5. news.detik.com (104 links, 3391 shares, 1440 users)

6. http://www.utusan.com.my (731 links, 3896 shares, 1343 users)

7. http://www.malaysiakini.com (472 links, 2903 shares, 1341 users)

8. http://www.themalaysianinsider.com (581 links, 3320 shares, 1198 users)

9. http://www.1malaysia.com.my (89 links, 1512 shares, 1086 users)

10. thestar.com.my (330 links, 1613 shares, 812 users)

11. http://www.bharian.com.my (247 links, 1227 shares, 755 users)

12. under21malaysian.com (8 links, 654 shares, 565 users)

13. http://www.telegraph.co.uk (5 links, 581 shares, 560 users)

14. http://www.sinarharian.com.my (853 links, 3628 shares, 521 users)

15. http://www.nst.com.my (276 links, 1395 shares, 517 users)

16. http://www.accessnow.org (2 links, 473 shares, 451 users)

17. http://www.stasiareport.com (110 links, 860 shares, 441 users)

18. new.livestream.com (54 links, 571 shares, 415 users)

19. anginperubahan.blogspot.com (314 links, 7109 shares, 413 users)

20. http://www.mykmu.net (273 links, 1649 shares, 397 users)

Note

Shares are not the same as retweets (RTs). This is because some software do not mark a tweet as an RT when sharing, or users copied and pasted the URL into their own tweet. Our system does ranking by URL, uncovering links that would not be found going by RT count alone.

Some domains may have a higher number of reported links than expected. This is because a minor difference such as having a login session ID or referrer information (e.g. ‘&feature=embedded’, ‘&feature=youtu.be’) in the URL will give a different link, even if it is to the same webpage.

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Written by politweet

October 8, 2013 at 8:38 am

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