100 Days of David Cameron in tweets

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The people over at Tweetminster have been analysing all the activity on Twitter related to the coalition government since David Cameron walked into 10 Downing Street on 11 May. It amounts to over five million tweets and, on the eve of Cameron's 100th day in office, they've released their findings.

From which we learn that:


Tweetminster 100 Days of David Cameron

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  • Sentiment towards the Conservative Party over the past three months has remained largely stable, while for David Cameron it has risen slightly. Meanwhile, sentiment around Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems has dropped away.
  • Three-quarters of links shared by people on the coalition-related tweets were from mainstream media. Nevertheless, influential bloggers like Tim Montgomerie continue to have significant reach.
  • Unsurprisingly David Cameron and Nick Clegg are the most cited names in tweets. Among the other coalition politicians who get a regular mention on Twitter are, in descending order: George Osborne, Michael Gove, Iain Duncan Smith, Vince Cable, Chris Huhne and Eric Pickles.

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Jon Bernstein, former deputy editor of New Statesman, is a digital strategist and editor. He tweets @Jon_Bernstein. 

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