12 February 2007

Are Republicans Less Friendly or Just Less Friended?

Odd bit of data: the top five Democratic Party contenders for the presidency have 12X as many "friends" on MySpace as do the top five Republican Party contenders. (If Hillary hadn't temporarily lost her site, the ratio would be closer to 15X.)

Are Republicans just not as friendly or simply less likely to use MySpace? Maybe the statistics would be reversed if the question were about bowling team or quilting bee membership; this may just be a matter of preferred technology. In any case, it seems like the Republicans may want to stall on the adoption of a virtual democracy.

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