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Top 50 Shared Photos From #PRKBalingian

The following is a list of the most shared photos on Twitter mentioning #PRKBalingian by-election search-terms from March 17th 2014 (Nomination Day) to March 27th 2014. Polling day is tomorrow on March 29th.

These images should give an idea of the campaign styles used by Barisan Nasional, Pakatan Rakyat and their respective supporters and which media was popular during the campaign. Ranking is done by the number of users sharing the URL of the photo, not the number of retweets received.
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March 28, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Top 45 Shared Photos From #Kajang Polling Day

The following is a list of the most shared photos on Twitter mentioning Wan Azizah (@drwanazizah), Chew Mei Fun (@chewmeifun) and #Kajang by-election search-terms from 7am – 8pm, March 23rd 2014. Ranking is done by the number of users sharing the URL of the photo, not the number of retweets received. We will post a separate list for images shared after final results were announced.

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March 24, 2014 at 2:23 am

Popular Tweets About #MH370

On March 8th, 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared while en-route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. Search and rescue efforts are currently ongoing.

We started tracking the hashtag #MH370, #Pray4MH370 and many other related hashtags on Twitter since March 9th (Day 2 of the search), 3pm onwards.

By 3pm on March 12th (Day 5) we had collected over 1 million tweets from 360 thousand users. From this we prepared a list of the Top 100 Popular Tweets. Ranking was based on the number of users who shared the content on Twitter, not retweets.
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March 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Top 20 Shared Photos Following Anwar Ibrahim’s Verdict

At 5pm today, Federal Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim was found guilty of sodomy by the Court of Appeal and subsequently sentenced to five years jail. Judge Datuk Balia Yusof Wahi allowed a stay on sentencing pending an appeal, and granted bail of RM10,000.

The following is a list of the most shared photos on Twitter mentioning Anwar Ibrahim and @anwaribrahim from 4pm – 8.30pm, March 7th 2014. Ranking is done by the number of users sharing the URL of the photo, not the number of retweets received.
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March 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Kajang #GE13 Analysis

During the 13th General Election (GE13) we came up with a methodology for estimating individual voter support based on polling lane results from the 12th General Election (GE12). The results of these calculations were used to design a program to predict election results based on ‘swing’ parameters fed in e.g. ethnic support; age group; increasing partisanship etc. You can read a summary of this method at the end of this post.

Using the polling lane results of the 13th General Election we compared our previous calculations and come up with an estimated swing. This can help inform analysts and campaigners. For the upcoming by-election in Kajang we found that:

  1. Support for PR has increased by 5.08% since GE12, from 62.73% to 67.81%
  2. Support increased from Chinese voters of all ages
  3. Support decreased from Malay voters aged 43 and above
  4. PR is likely to retain the seat this by-election

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March 7, 2014 at 3:26 pm