Overview of the Accounts Most Followed by @Conservative Followers
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If you follow “@Conservative” on Twitter, who else are you likely to follow? Size is a measure of how much more likely an account is to be followed than we’d expect from its total number of followers. Click for a bigger version.
@Conservative followers with a deeper interest in politics tend to follow these accounts. Note the Labour Party node, reminding us that following @Conservatives (or @UKLabour) doesn’t necessarily make us a supporter. Click for a bigger version.
The “I love Celebs” Segment
As always, Stephen Fry makes an appearance. We’ve tried to compensate for his general popularity (and that of other celebs) where we’d expect a lot of people to follow them anyway, irrespective of whether they follow @Conservative. Click for a bigger version.
The group out to the right are, appropriately, lost American “Conservatives”, followers of the Heritage Foundation and other US “Conservatives” such as Karl Rove and Glenn Beck Click for a bigger version