I watched most of the senatorial debate between Linda McMahon and Dick Blumenthal. Because I work in the studio part of the time I had to have the volume turned down. I opened up two Twitter windows to help keep up and was surprised at what I saw.
In one window I had my standard ‘every tweet within 15 miles of the TV station’ search.¹ In the other I filtered for a few words that would surely bring debate comments.
Both columns scrolled rapidly as the debate wore on, but only the ‘filtered word search’ window had debate action. For the whole time I watched there were no debate oriented tweets in this area!
I am surprised… maybe a little disappointed too.
¹ – Not everyone lets Twitter know where they are so this isn’t the total view of every tweet near New Haven. It’s the best I could do with what’s available.