A recent study conducted over the last 30 days of Digg News submissions shows the amount and kind of attention each 2008 hopeful is receiving. You can see as the author points out, a clear organized burying of Ron Paul submissions, due to allegations that supporters of Ron Paul are spamming Digg.
It should be expected that 2008 hopefuls will keep a close eye on their support in social media sites like Digg and YouTube, as such sites can be great measures of their popularity and the popularity of their positions, especially among the younger voting population. However it should be noted, both by supporters and the candidates themselves, that using Digg to push themselves in an unfairly positive manner will get noticed and cause an adverse affect on their popularity among the community, which is proving to have a greater influence as a news medium as time goes on (the contrary holds true as well).
Looking at the number of submissions each 2008 hopefuls have received in the last 30 days, you’ll notice that it highly correlates with both name recognition and the amount each is covered in the press.
The list below is in ascending order according to number of stories submitted.
Here’s a link to the original published source.
Originally posted on February 26, 2007 @ 9:14 pm