As we count down to the Queensland state election date, I’ve just published a new piece about the Twitter campaign in The Conversation – head over to the site to read it there. The centrepiece of the story is this graph of @mentions of the two leaders’ accounts throughout the election campaign, though – it striking that opposition leader @Campbell_Newman has now pulled well clear of @TheQldPremier Anna Bligh.
And that’s in spite of Bligh’s (and Labor’s) very active engagement on Twitter throughout the campaign, of course, which I’ve documented over the past four weeks. I can’t help but see this as a sign that the Twitterati are already talking about Premier Newman. More in a final update on the weekend.
Feature image by ABC Open Wide Bay.