Ron Paul: Still President Of The Internet, Nothing Else

Super Duper Tuesday may not settle the election. But it will prove (again) how meaningless various measures of Internet buzz when it comes to real-world voting. Garlik, a Brit firm that tracks digital reputations, has taken a measure of the U.S. political campaign and finds–surprise!– that Ron Paul is the frontrunner.

Garlik’s measure of online popularity is its QDOS score–not to be confused with the famous “Q” Scores which are used to evaluate TV personalities. Predictably, Paul and Barack Obama kill in the QDOS, while Hilary Clinton trails most of the real-world contenders save for Mitt Romney. Rhetorical query from Garlik CEO Tom Ilube:” The big question is whether this will translate into votes on Super Tuesday.” Real-world answer: No.

Garlik’s top QDOS scores:
Ron Paul 10,233
Barack Obama 9,983
Mike Huckabee 9,309
John McCain 9,216
Hillary Clinton 7,460
Mike Gravel 7,282
Mitt Romney 5,917

via//Silicon Alley Insider

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One comment on “Ron Paul: Still President Of The Internet, Nothing Else
  1. Pete says:

    That’s if you trust real world published poll results to be an accurate portrayal of real world voting – which would obviously mean you’re either crazy or uninformed.

    Look mostly into the electronic voting systems (unreadable ballots is another smaller part).

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