Top Five for Social Media Usage for the US House of Representatives – Rep Allen West

By Rachel Greenway on OhMyGov

The current lull in the Republican race is giving others a chance to sport their social media prowess, including the members on Capitol Hill. Analytics fromOhMyGov reveals the Top 10 Social Media Users in Congress from the past week.

The top social media scorers had to demonstrate a proficiency and mastery of both Facebook and Twitter by growing their following at the highest rate over the past week.  They were also scored on the number of Retweets their followers shared from their Twitter feeds.  Finally the amount of Twitter mentions each Congressional leader earned rounded out the scoring.  Each social media component was added together and averaged out to reveal the individual’s social media score for the week.

The gap between Congressional Republicans and Democrats in social media is clear in the Top 10 for the House of Representatives, with 7 of the 10 members clocking in as Republican.  In the Senate, the split is more even: 5 Republicans, 4 Democrats and an Independent.

Regardless of party lines, these 20 Congressional leaders led the pack for Feb 7-14, becoming this week’s most successful social media users on Capitol Hill by earning high scores in four key touch points for social media analysis. To see the numbers for each member, simply click on their names below.

1.   Ron Paul (R-TX)
2.   Eric Cantor (R-VA)
3.   Paul Ryan (R-WI)
4.   Darrell Issa (R-CA)
5.   Allen West (R-FL)
6.   Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
7.   John Boehner (R-OH)
8.   Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
9.   Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
10. Keith Ellison (D-MN)


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