#lateraltwits 11 Twitter as a barometer of public opinion

We continue our series on Twitter, Today seeing Twitter as a thermometer of public opinion.

It is true, not everyone is on Twitter -for the moment-, so I can not be representative as national average. User profile Twitter is different from esencialemente Facebook. In the chart below you have a good comparison made by Digital Surgeons.

But it is also true that the news “They are uncovered” and Twitter, where he quickly hashtags are created and where it is easy to follow quickly the state of opinion on a given topic. Do a test #realmen.

It has transcended many political parties use twitter through its militants to sound out public opinion on thorny issues related to the environment, taxes, defense policies etc…

Here I attached the comparison chart:

related posts: In the "LateralTwits" series we've talked about Twitter as a communication medium, Twitter as a platform for dialogue, Twitter as a means of information , Twitter as a means of contact, Twitter as a public forum, Twitter as a means of complaint, Twitter as a social network open and Twitter como SMS social, Twitter as a tool for personal branding and Twitter as a work tool