The #VoteYes hashtag is currently trending globally on Twitter. It’s the number one trend in Ireland, together with #hometovote, which has seen thousands of emigrants tweet about the fact that they are making a long weekend of it – peaking at 110 tweets per minute at 9:30 this morning.
— Twitter Dublin (@TwitterDublin) May 22, 2015
If the referendum was decided on the basis of social media activity, it would appear to be a landslide for the Yes side. However, analysts are warning of a ‘shy no vote’, which could defy the polls.
So are No voters under-represented on social media? Or is the social media support for Yes a true reflection of the electorate?
We’ll find out soon!
Below is a selection of tweets.
— Naomi O'Leary (@NaomiOhReally) May 22, 2015
— buzz o neill (@buzzoneill) May 21, 2015
— Stephanie McKeon (@Steph_McKeon) May 22, 2015
— Colm O'Gorman (@Colmogorman) May 22, 2015
— Kevin Beirne (@KevBeirne) May 21, 2015
The #hometovote is like when you're watching The Hobbit and an army of elves you'd forgotten from earlier in the film arrive over a hill.
— Colm O'Regan (@colmoregan) May 21, 2015
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