The New York Times political blog yesterday covered what they called, "The Capitol Hill Twitterverse." It was no surprise to find out Republicans out-Tweet their Democrat counterparts by five times. Read the article and be enlightened:
But just how much congressional Republicans are out-Tweeting the Democrats may be a bit of a surprise. According to a new study from the public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard, House Republicans have pecked away on Twitter more than five times more frequently than their Democratic counterparts — sending out 29,162 tweets all told through Jan. 3, compared to 5,503 for Democrats.
The disparity wasn’t quite as large over in the Senate, with the study’s author, Fleishman-Hillard’s Mark Senak, reporting that Republicans in that chamber dispatched 6,310 Tweets, while Democrats fired off 4,126. The study also found that about two-thirds of Congress’ 132 active Tweeters are Republicans.
The results of the study, which also analyzed the active Twitter feeds maintained by members of Congress during the first week of November, come with a caveat, according to Mr. Senak.