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Top Tweets from the #SungaiLimau By-Election

A by-election for the Sungai Limau State Assembly (DUN) seat was held on the 4th of November 2013, with the campaign period from 23rd October 2013 – 3rd November 2013. Based on tweets about the campaign we prepared listings of popular content on Twitter, for both the campaign period and the polling day.

Popular content is determined based on the number of users sharing the content on Twitter. Please read the note at the end of this post to better understand the ranking system.

Top 10 Most Shared Tweets – Campaign Period (23rd October 2013 – 3rd November 2013)

1. Shares: 246, Users: 246

2. Shares: 86, Users: 86

3. Shares: 42, Users: 41

4. Shares: 35, Users: 33

5. Shares: 33, Users: 33

6. Shares: 29, Users: 29

7. Shares: 29, Users: 29

8. Shares: 27, Users: 27

9. Shares: 27, Users: 27

10. Shares: 23, Users: 23

Top 10 Most Shared Tweets – Polling Day (4th November 2013)

1. Shares: 192, Users: 192

2. Shares: 176, Users: 176

3. Shares: 175, Users: 175

4. Shares: 165, Users: 165

5. Shares: 155, Users: 155

6. Shares: 122, Users: 121

7. Shares: 116, Users: 115

8. Shares: 103, Users: 103

9. Shares: 98, Users: 97

10. Shares: 97, Users: 97

Note

The displayed RT count in the embedded tweet may not match our reported share count. This is because the share count is not the same as Twitter’s retweet count (RTs). 3rd-party Twitter software may not mark a tweet as an RT when sharing, or users may copy and paste the URL or content into their own tweet and pass it off as their own.

Shares reflect the number of times the content was shared on Twitter during the reported period. Our system does ranking by URL and tweet text and filters it for spammers. This uncovers content that would not be found going by RT count alone. We then perform ranking based on the number of users to emphasise the number of users reached.

Written by politweet

November 22, 2013 at 10:37 am

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