Political parties’ Facebook activity

In response to my post on Political parties’ Facebook “likes”, Pragya Tiwari correctly pointed out that an additional flaw in that measure is the likelihood that parties and politicians purchase “likes”, and that people “talking about this” might be a less manipulable figure.

So here is some data (an evening’s snapshot on Mar 1):

Politicians here appear to attract more chatter than political parties, although we don’t know what people are saying. No doubt there are commercial tools available to figure that out, and I’d be interested in getting such data were it to be available.

Political parties’ Facebook “likes”

This measure of political party support has some obvious limitations (viz. self-selection and an upper-income/urban/education bias) but is still, I think, worth noting, especially the Aam Aadmi Party’s strong performance.