Social Media Quantified
The premise was simple – how does a presidential candidate's popularity on social media change over the course of an election season? With so many active users on Facebook and Twitter, does it mean anything?
We set out to chart the presidential candidates’ social media presence based on a few simple metrics and to match them up to the headlines of the day. This year-long project tracks the respective popularity of candidates as they move through the primary season all the way up and past the election. We hope that by doing this we can understand more about what makes a particular candidate popular. We also think designing a slick interface makes it a joy to do data analysis.