Arguing With Heffernan: No, Weiner Is Not An “Advanced Twitter Player”

Just because Virginia Heffernan writes that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is “a skilled and even advanced Twitter player” doesn’t make it so. Weiner on Twitter was like an amateur pianist on an improv tear. He posted sometimes dozens of times a day, trying out the conventions of Twitter as if he were practicing themes and variations. He […]

Quick Analysis: How Rep. Weiner Uses Twitter

What do we know about how U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner uses Twitter? It’s easy to analyze his public tweets using TweetStats. First, he’s sophisticated enough that during May he used TweetDeck for 62 of his 105 Tweets. But to easily post a photo taken with his mobile phone, he probably used his Blackberry (37 tweets).