Senate 2010: Who Is Winning The Netroots So Far?
We'll compare the nascent net roots efforts of the candidates, hopefully tweaking it along the way until it becomes something useful and/or a fun way to poke fun of the ideas of both math and politicians trying to understand the internet. We'll compare things like twitter friends, YouTube subscribers, Technorati authority, and as things go along we'll add other dimensions (hopefully the amounts of money raised online). Maybe we'll even track the Governors race, Congressional races, or the next Mayoral election. WHO KNOWS!
Anyway, on to this very exciting data:
Kendrick Meek: 338
Dan Gelber: 131
Technorati Blog Reactions:
Facebook Friends/Members of Largest Group:
Kendrick Meek: 2,447/2,534
Dan Gelber: 955/1038
Kendrick Meek: 26
Dan Gelber: 5
And the winner, using our unscientific (basically we average out the percentages, and weighed blog metnions twice -- since that takes effort -- and weighted youtube by only half -- since that is dumb), not yet fully thought through metric is: Kendrick Meek! Surprise! But Gelber isn't that far behind, thanks to his technorati numbers, and considering he just launched his twitter today he could give Meek a run for his money.
The numbers we just made up give Meek a score of 68, to Gelber's 60.
Just for funsies, we decided to throw in possible Republican Candidate Marco Rubio's stats into the mix to see how he compares. He'd get a score of 37.