Obama by the Social Networking Numbers

Jeremiah Owyang, whose blog is Web Strategy by Jeremiah, posted these numbers on November 3, his comparative analysis of the social networking of Barack Obama's campaign and John McCain's and their relative followers. Pretty interesting! Here's the link for the blog posting that is filled with comments, more links, and analysis.  Bottom line:  Of course Obama won!



Internet Usage in United States
United States Population: 303,824,646
Internet Usage: 220,141,969
Penetration rate: 72.5%
Growth from 2000-2008: 130.9%
Stats from Internet WorldStats (Census, Nielson)

Obama: 2,379,102 supporters
McCain: 620,359 supporters


Obama has 380% more supporters than McCain

Obama: Friends: 833,161
McCain: Friends: 217,811

Obama has 380% more supporters than McCain

Obama: 1792 videos uploaded since Nov 2006, Subscribers: 114,559 (uploads about 4 a day), Channel Views: 18,413,110
McCain: 329 videos uploaded since Feb 2007 (uploads about 2 a day), Subscribers: 28,419, Channel Views: 2,032,993

Obama has 403% more subscribers than McCain
Obama has 905% more viewers than McCain

Obama: @barackobama has 112,474 followers
McCain: @JohnMcCain (is it real?) 4,603 followers

Obama has 240 times more followers in Twitter than McCain

Steve Burnett

Just found an interesting

Just found an interesting article on social software and its use in community building and improvement of government.

Cathy Davidson

Techies and Democracy

Very interesting. Thanks, Steve!