TVNewser AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Research: @speakerpelosi Is Congress’ Most Influential on Twitter

HP has measured the “100 Top Influencers in Congress” and determined that @speakerpelosi (Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA), @reppaulryan (Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI), and @michelebachmann (Rep. Michele Bachmann , R-MN) top the list. HP Labs used an algorithm to determine influence, which is not entirely dependent on the number of followers; both Ryan and Bachhmann have more than Pelosi.

“In short, influential users are those that are best at inspiring their followers overcome their predisposition to remain passive,” reads the research release.

HP’s research also found that 70 of the most influential Congressional tweeters are Republicans, and out of the 86 that had an election campaign 80 won.

AllTwitter takes a look at why the social media platform is best for politicians.

Mediabistro Course

PR: Incorporating Social Media & Multimedia

Public Relations: Incorproating Social Media and MultimdediaStarting October 22, learn how to use Twitter, Facebook, and keyword search to get your client's message heard! In this course, you'll learn how to develop online video, make social media updates, display multimedia content, and master your client's SEO so that your message will spread and reach all the right places. Register now!