This morning we (electionista) released an analysis of how German MDBs interact on Twitter.
Over the course of 180 days through to August 13, German MDBs and parties tweeted 109,446 times.
A breakdown by party:
Die Linke 15,884
18,584 of these Tweets contained mentions of MDBs and parties. This chart visualises mentions within and between parties. The thicker the lines the greater the number of mentions.
The Greens are the most “conversational” party. The highest volume of mentions unsurprisingly occurs around the three largest parties, but rather interestingly while most conversations take place between members of a same party, there are more mentions of opponents than interaction between (natural) coalition partners.
The 10 MDBs that most mention other MDBs and parties in their Tweets are:
@Halina_Waw (Die Linke)
Nearly one in three (28%) of MDBs on Twitter have never mentioned another MDB in a Tweet.
You can find a list of all MDBs on Twitter at @electionista/mdbs and on our lists page twitter.com/electionista/lists lists by party are also available. A special thank you to our friends at @Pluragraph for their help in compiling the lists.
You can view and download a higher resolution version of the chart here.