Football vs. Politics

Yesterday was the first “classic” of the season (Madrid-Barcelona football match). As it was so soon after the Rajoy-Rubalcaba debate, I thought of  comparing the audience of both events. Here are the differences that I found and that can be contrasted with the image below.

  1. Football generates more attention than Politics, before and after the event
  2. Users participate more in football than in Politics, almost  double
  3. Users  tweet more actively In Politics than in Football

Note:  tweet rate was 50 tweets / second at peak times, in the classic and in the debate. This is the maximum rate provided by the Streaming API of Twitter. Due to this saturation I cannot determine the exact audience at that time and therefore cannot  determine if there was more peak audience in football or in Politics

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  1. December 13, 2011

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