Twitter can tell it’s Left from it’s Right?

March 23rd, 2011

I see some problems with the methodology, generic viagra patient but the idea that you can tell someone’s political leanings from analyzing who follows them on Twitter is pretty freaking cool.

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  • 1. Nick  |  March 23rd, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Too bad there’s not an app where I can plug in my Twitter Name to see where they think I fall on the spectrum. I’ve always hated the over simplification of Left vs. Right…

  • 2. Elliot  |  March 23rd, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I’ll bet they’re working on one!

    And I agree about the spectrum. It’s mostly meaningless. It’s only our two-party, winner-take-all system that gives it any relevance.

  • 3. John Foust  |  March 23rd, 2011 at 10:44 am

    And look at that darn government-sponsored BBC media right smack dab in the middle, and our NPR only ever so slightly to the left.

  • 4. grumps  |  March 23rd, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Does it have an app to tell us where the apostrophes go?

  • 5. Elliot  |  March 23rd, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    See, that’s what you get for being a Lit major instead of an English major.

  • 6. Rustmeister  |  March 23rd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Instapundit more to the right than FiredogLake is to the left? DailyKos?

    You gotta be kidding me. Insty is libertarian at best.

  • 7. grumps  |  March 24th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Or a half-lit major?

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