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Gaffney ’10 Analyzes Romney, Obama Twitter Activity

When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gained more than 100,000 Twitter followers over a single weekend, many in the social media world did a double take. Devin Gaffney ’10, a master's candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute and founder of, did a full-blown statistical analysis. The surprising results of his study can be found in a recent article he co-authored in The Atlantic.