To get a clearer sense of the size and volume of #CripTheVote activity on peak days, we have started collecting tweet data during debate live tweets and scheduled chats. We are using a service called Keyhole. So if you are into numbers and statistics, read ahead!
“Tweets” includes the number of original tweets, retweets, and replies.
“Users” is the number of people who participated over the measured span of time.
“Engagement” is the number of times people either retweeted or replied to tweets.
This Timeline graph shows #CripTheVote tweet volumes over the course of September 12, 2019, the day of the Third Democratic Presidential Primary Debate. It shows two major spikes in activity during the course of the 3 hour debate ... an early spike above 600 tweets, followed by a moderate drop-off, and a second spike over 1,000 tweets. followed by a drop off at and after the end of the debate.
And here is a graph covering the last three debate live tweets. Since the first two debates were two nights, we came up with daily tweet averages for comparison with the single night Third Debate. The graph shows steady increases in tweets and users over the three debates, a large increase in tweets from the First to Second debates, followed by a slight decline in the number of tweets from the Second to the Third debate. The exact figures are below:
First Debates (Two Nights)
June 26-27, 2019
Tweets: 1,569 average per day
Users: 575 average per day
Engagement: 1,618 average per day
Second Debates (Two Nights)
July 30-31, 2019
Tweets: 2,761 average per day
Users: 1,196 average per day
Engagement: 11,915 average per day
September 12, 2019
We will keep collecting data from upcoming live tweets and chats. Check back here at the #CripTheVote blog.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
Join #CripTheVote in live tweeting the next Democratic Presidential Debate, Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 8 PM to 11 PM Eastern, on ABC and Univision, with hosts:
Also, help us suggest disability questions and topics by using this online form from the American Association of People with Disabilities @AAPD:
Click here to submit questions
Deadline to submit questions is Monday, September 9, 2019.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
In our ongoing effort to make the 2020 Presidential Election campaign a little easier for disabled voters to follow, we are asking #CripTheVote participants for help. We want to present and maintain an easily referenced collection of links directly to disability-relevant sections on candidate websites.
@4WheelWorkOut has complied an extensive list already and offered it to get us started. We have added the remaining candidates with links to their website home pages, and will add more disability-specific links from their websites as we identify them.
If you want to help, pick a candidate, visit their website, and send links to disability-related pages to: email@example.com.
Joe Biden: No specific platform. However, he does mention:
John Delaney: No specific platform. However, he does mention:
Tulsi Gabbard: No specific platform. However, she does mention:
- Medicare for All
- Kamala’s Commitment to Full Inclusion and Civil Rights for People with Disabilities
- Healthcare (including Addiction/Mental Health)
- Healthcare (a subsection of the Plans page)
Elizabeth Warren: No specific platform. However, she does mention:
Andrew Yang: No specific platform. However, he does mention:
Bill de Blasio: