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Posts Tagged ‘Newt Gingrich’

Who’s Winning The Twitter Republican Primary Race In Each State?

The top four Republican presidential candidates are battling it out on televised debates, attack ads and, yes, on Twitter. So who’s winning the race in 140-characters or less?

The folks at Tweepsmap took a look at the Republican candidates’ Twitter followers on a state-by-state basis, to see who’s most influential in Texas, who’s rocking Alabama, and who’s leading the pack in Florida.
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Newt Gingrich’s Million Or So Inactive Followers Aren’t Really His Fault

In a story we covered in early August, Newt Gingrich was accused of paying for thousands of fake, or dummy, Twitter followers to pump up his perceived influence on Twitter. Gawker got the scoop on the story, which used data to suggest that of Gingrich’s more than 1,325,000 followers, only about 8 to ten percent were real people interested in what he has to say.

Well, Mashable took the story a bit deeper, and did some analysis of their own. And it looks like “fake” followers are plaguing all politicians of a certain type on Twitter, not just Gingrich alone.
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Is Newt Gingrich Paying For Thousands Of Fake Twitter Followers?

In an anonymous interview with Gawker on Monday, an ex-campaign staffer for Republican Newt Gingrich said that the majority of his million-plus followers on Twitter were not actually real – they were bought and paid for to pad his Twitter bottom line.
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