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Insight4Elections #GE16 – The top 20 most popular Tweets of GE16

As part of the Insight4Elections project, researchers in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics collected a total of 58,975 tweets from candidates and parties during the campaign. Click the link to view the most popular Tweets of GE16, ranked by the number of retweets.


Researchers from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics have been tracking the Twitter progress of candidates as part of their Insight4Elections data analysis project. Twitter activity by and about candidates, numbers of followers, follower trends, you can delve into it all using the Insight4Elections webtool


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Insight4Elections is a data analytics demonstrator project, led by Dr Georgiana Ifrim and Dr Derek Greene of Insight. They used their existing Insight4News technology and adapted it for GE16.


The Insight Centre for Data Analytics


The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is an SFI funded data science research centre. The biggest centre of its kind in Ireland and one of the largest in Europe, Insight has more than 350 researchers who are based in four sites - DCU, NUI Galway, UCC and UCD.

Publication Date: 
Sunday, 28 February, 2016