2012 London Mayoral Election – social media overview [infographic]
The 2012 London mayoral election is less than a week away and social channels have played a large role in this campaign with both Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone’s teams making good use of it as have other candidates such as Jenny Jones from the Green’s.
With less than two days to go until the polls open and Londoner’s vote it is still to close to call although polls are predicting that the Conservatives will win against national polls and beat Labour.
Will any of these social conversations affect the final result? Hard to say, but what is certainly true is that a mass of content has been shared and shared again across Facebook, Twitter and blogs.
Each day something has cropped up that has, even momentarily, flashed in the social media pan. Yesterday it was Johnson swearing live on BBC television after he was linked to News International.
The left does seem to be winning the social media battle with the top blogs being left of centre, and Harry’s Place coming out on top, an the top Twitter handles being those of @ken4london, followed by @greenjennyjones, who today sparked a minor Twitter storm by saying her second votes would go to Livingstone, followed by @sackboris2012.
To those tweeting re how I ought not to suggest 2nd pref for Ken – it’s how I see it. I trust Ken, I don’t trust Boris. #SpeakAsYouFind
— Jenny Jones (@GreenJennyJones) April 30, 2012
This infographic from Salesforce.com provides analysis of the conversations taking place across the social web about the 5 most frequently mentioned Mayor of London candidates.