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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thank You to Our 10,000 Twitter Followers!

Guest post by Deputy Managing Editor Elizabeth Mendes

We are thrilled today to be celebrating 10,000 @gallupnews Twitter followers. joined Twitter 1,324 days ago, and we are grateful to the thousands of you who follow, share, and discuss our news.

We entered the Twitter world at the same time that we relaunched as a unique source for fast-paced, data-driven news covering political, economic, and social issues.

Twitter is a great avenue for us to quickly share our breaking news, data, and insights with our key audiences: government and business leaders, media, and influencers worldwide. The conversations our Twitter followers have about our news and findings are crucial to Gallup’s mission of helping organizations, cities, and countries solve the world's foremost problems.

Your comments and discussions about news move the conversations forward on the important topics we cover and also shed light on what the most pressing issues are in the world today.

Our team collected about one month’s worth of recent Twitter comments about data and news stories and used them to make a word cloud to find out what people are talking about the most. graphic designer Michelle Krogmeier pulled out the most frequently used words and incorporated them into the jazzy graphic above.

One topic stands out far above the rest -- Unemployment. That unemployment -- which Gallup tracks daily -- is currently our most talked-about news topic underscores the extent of the jobs issue in America.

Other highly discussed topics include the GOP and the candidates potentially vying for that party’s 2012 presidential nomination (Palin and Romney appear to be cited about equally), Obama, and collective bargaining rights. These are all topics about which only can provide the collective thoughts and opinions of the American people.

So, thank you to all of our followers! We hope you will continue to discuss our news and encourage thousands of others to follow @gallupnews on Twitter.

Graphic by Michelle Krogmeier/Research by Joseph Costa


Abukhidir said...
March 12, 2011 at 12:51 AM  

All things will be nice with twitter

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