Nov 3 2010
Mid-Term Election 2010 by the Social Stats
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For all of you statistics junkies out there. This one is for you.
- Tuesday election got more Web news traffic than Obama’s election in 2008 – 4.6 million to 4.2 million page views per minute, respectively. (Akamai) (Source)
- 36% of all Election 2010 online conversation took place via microblogs. This followed by 20% of convesations on social networks and 19.3% on mainstream media. (e.g. Twitter) (Alterian) (Source)
- Christine O’Donnell dominated online mentions with more than 100,000 since mid-September and Republicans had 61% of all online mentions. (Alterian) (Source)
- Gubernatorial races in California, New York and Texas were the most discussed. (Alterian) (Source)
- Ohio’s Senate race was the least discussed race on social media. (Alterian) (Source)
- Republicans appeared to be more engaged online than Democrats in this election cycle, (HeadCount.org) (Source)
- Foursquare loaded over 100,000 voting locations into its venue database. (Techcrunch)
- California and New York led the Foursquare iVoted check-ins with 7,274 and 5,988 checkins respectively, (Techcrunch) (Source)
- Out of 98 House races, 74% of candidates with the most Facebook fans won their contests. (Facebook) (Source)
- More than 12 million people clicked the “I Voted” button yesterday compared to about 5.4 million in 2008. (Facebook) (Source)
- Nearly 80% of avid social network users consider themselves occasionally or very active in politics. (PBS) (Source)
- The traffic peak on Tuesday at about 6 p.m. makes the U.S. midterm congressional election the third most-read-about and most-watched online news event since Akamai started watching these trends in August 2005. (Akamai) (Source)
- More than 50,000 people “checked in” to polling locations on Tuesday and earned digital badges on Foursquare. (CNN) (Source)
- Across the state of Michigan, 1,613 voters texted in their polling place to the Foursquare servers. (AnnArbor.com) (Source)
- The Washington Post was the first news outlet to sponsor the hashtag term #Election on Twitter.
- On Google, “elections” was the top No. 1 “hot topic” Wednesday
- Seventeen of the top 20 search topics on Tuesday on Google were related to the election. (Source: Google spokeswoman)
- Pennsylvania’s Senate race was the least discussed via social media. (Alterian) (Source)
I will continue to update this post throughout the day.