• Ron Paul Wins the Twitter Thing

    Hey, do you folks know about this thing called The Twitter? Now, it might sound like it's something that you'd buy at Radio Shack for your home Hi-Fi unit, but it's actually a program that the kids are fond of playing with on their computer machines.

    Anyway, the funny thing about all this is that The Twitter thing just seems to love itself some Ron Paul

    The one candidate from the GOP field who fared the best in Twitter coverage was Paul, who enjoyed the most favorable coverage from all of the presidential candidates examined. Some 55 percent of the 140-character messages about him online have been positive, while just 15 percent were negative.

    Negative tweets about the rest of the GOP field outstripped positive ones by at least a 2-1 margin, the study found. President Barack Obama got a worse beating on the social network, with unfavorable tweets about him outweighing the positive ones by a 3-1 margin.

    Ha! You'd think that some of these kids out there doing God-knows-what with I-don't-even-want-to-know-who on the campaign trail would be more to The Twitter's liking. You know, on account of them playing with the The Twitter themselves.

    But, hey, I guess computer doohickies have more discerning taste than you might think.

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Primaries, Republicans, Ron Paul, Twitter


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