Wednesday, 23 January 2013

#EUreferendum raises tweets in Whitehall London

There has been a clear rise in tweeting in Whitehall, in significant part due to discussion of a potential referendum on EU membership, but only about 20% of tweets coming from the area are actually about the referendum. Seems London tweeps have a lot to talk about.
  Real time tweeting levels from Westminster show tweets and re-tweets with locations within 250 meters of Parliament in London.

Heavy tweeting in the Parliament greeted came after the news that the PM would try for an referendum on EU membership in 2017.  But only about 20% of the tweeting was because of the referendum.  Seems Westminster is busy today for a wide range of reasons. 


Real time tweeting levels from Trafalgar Square show tweets and re-tweets with locations within 250 meters of the center of London.  Tweeting in this area was 10% of that in Parliament in the hours after the new broke.

Below is a list of tweets and retweets within 1 KM of Parliament.

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