It’s going to be an Internet election in Ireland? Bollox it is.
There are two million people in Ireland on Facebook.
Fine Gael has 2776 fans on Facebook.
Fianna Fail has 1770 fans on Facebook.
Labour has 1421 fans on Facebook. It also has 1960 “Friends” on a personal profile which is against the Facebook terms and conditions and is still interacting with people as of today.
0.13% are fans of Fine Gael
0.0885% are fans of Fianna Fail
0.07105% are fans of Labour
17,000 Irish people are fans of Barcardi. Why like? That’s 0.85% of Irish Facebook users.
Spin SouthWest meanwhile has 58,000 fans. That’s 2.9% of Facebook, for a regional station?
If the excuse is Facebook has the wrong demographics then it shows the total ignorance involved in this. Every demographic are on Facebook and in very large numbers. The election in March is still going to be done the old way by the old faces with a few appointed kids fake tweeting and Facebooking for the parties. And they’ll pat themselves on the back for it afterwards too in their special advisor or quango roles.
More five second analysis of everything the parties are doing wrong will probably follow. Love Damien, who apparently consults for a political party.