Frank Dowling

New Zealand Web, Data & Social Media Researcher.

Political Power Rankings for Twitter, December 2016

Jump To: Top Tweets Total Tweets Total tweets from New Zealand political accounts. Total Engagement Total engagement (likes, retweets, mentions and replies) New Zealand political accounts. Engagement by Party Total engagement (likes, retweets, mentions and replies) with New Zealand political accounts, grouped by party. Party Engagement: Ranked # Name Average Total 1 National Political Party 770 interactions 38,522 interactions 2 Labour Political Party 873 interactions […]

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Political Power Rankings for Twitter, November 2016

Political Power Rankings for Twitter, November 2016

This page is updated daily until November 30, 2016 when final rankings stand. Last updated November 29, 2016 09:48 NZDT. NavigationParty Engagement • Individual Engagement • Top Tweets Report This report tracks user engagement with New Zealand members of parliament and political parties for the month of November, 2016 Methodology Tracking user engagement with twitter accounts is the most useful indicator of the power and […]

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A look at how the #eqnz hashtag was used in the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake

A look at how the #eqnz hashtag was used in the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake

Disaster Management on Twitter The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake was a unique opportunity to look at how social media was utilized in New Zealand both during and after the earthquake event. In the intervening years since the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, social media use has exploded in New Zealand. Social media accounts for prominent emergency services and disaster management and coordination agencies have also been set up […]

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All at once! North Korean slogans unveiled

All at once! North Korean slogans unveiled

On February 11, 2015, North Korea released a list of over 300 new slogans, in a joint venture of Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of North Korea’s ruling Communist Party. This was quickly picked up by international wire services, and was then widely disseminated. BBC led with North Korea propaganda slogans urge ‘socialist fairyland’, then dedicated a separate magazine feature where they reproduced […]

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Stuff vs NZ Herald on Facebook 2014

Stuff vs NZ Herald on Facebook 2014

You can be sure that the news media in New Zealand keeps close tabs on their online viewing stats. But who really does better on Facebook? Stuff or NZHerald? We surveyed 2.5 million Facebook interactions with them to find out. New Zealand operates with two main players in its print media environment. Fairfax, which owns Stuff, and Newcapi Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME), which owns […]

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Top Political Facebook Posts in 2014

Top Political Facebook Posts in 2014

Engagement in Facebook posts by New Zealand political parties and MPs were dominated by the party leaders like John Key, but Jacinda Ardern took top place for a single post in 2014. These posts were pulled from a much larger archive of Facebook activity by New Zealand politicians, and ranked by total engagement (literally likes, shares and comments) for the entire year of 2014, which […]

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