1st Debate Facebook Talked Abouts: Obama, Romney,…..Cruz??


Ted Cruz with a spike of 104K FB Talked Abouts after the 1st Presidential Debate on October 3rd.

By JD Chang

In the 5 days after the Oct. 3rd Presidential Debate, Texas Senate Challenger Ted Cruz came in third with over 150,000 Facebook Talked Abouts. The chart on the right shows the data from Oct. 3rd to Oct. 8th, or Wednesday through Monday. The chart on the left shows Cruz’s spike on Saturday Oct. 6th that saw an increase of 104,583 FB Talked Abouts in one day.

DEFINITIONS:
Facebook Talked Abouts is the number of unique users who have created a story about a page in a 7 day period.

TrendPo (chart left) shows a “gap” or “difference” in FB Talked Abouts as posted on that particular Facebook page from one day to the next.

TrendPo (chart right) shows the ranking of all national politicians in order of most Facebook Talked Abouts in the date range of Oct. 3rd to Oct. 8th.
(You can see all of TrendPo’s chart data by subscribing to a free TrendPo Pro user account) http://www.trendpo.com

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