How influential are you in the Australian political Twittersphere?
Vote Compass has issued a new release in its ongoing series of Twitter influence maps. The infographic maps the relationships among several hundred of the most retweeted Twitter users drawn from the pool of Tweets that used the #auspol hashtag between June 11 and July 20, 2013.
Click here for a high resolution version of the infographic and see if you can find yourself
While the analysis paints an interesting picture of political influence within the Twittersphere, its authors exercise caution in the inferences one might derive from the results.
“We’re looking at a snapshot in time,” said Clifton van der Linden (@CliffvdLinden), executive director of Vote Compass (@VoteCompass). “These networks are often rather fluid and prone to exogenous shocks. They may look very different from one week to the next depending on the events that are driving the discourse among Twitter users. What we are able to glean from this analysis as it stands is a sense of who has been exerting influence upon whom over the course of the past month or so.”