Click the image below to see detail of this network diagram of twitter posts mentioning Americans Elect from 12-19 to 12-26 2011. Ties between twitter accounts are either retweets of others’ posts or comments sent to others through the “mention” function. Core players are identified in the graph for the largest dozen network segments.
Most twitter posts about Americans Elect are isolated: sent out without any reply. The accounts with the greatest centrality where twitter conversations occur are Americans Elect itself, Ben Smith of Politico, Michael Falcone of ABC News, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post, Reid Wilson of Hotline, and Mother Jones. Where there’s chatter about Americans Elect on twitter, it’s being driven by traditional big-name media.