First off- so sorry! It dawned one of us last night that we didn't post an update to our social network tracker last week- our error, and we hope none of you were too put our by our omission...
We're tracking Facebook and MySpace only.
|Candidate||# of Friends||# of Friends||# of Friends||# of Friends||# of Friends||# of Friends|
|Rep. Nancy Boyda (D)|
|Frm. Rep. Jim Ryun (R)|
|Treasurer Lynn Jenkins (R)|
Again, Boyda & Ryun see improvements, while Jenkins is just sittin' still. Like, so, so many commenters have said (our guess- Jenkins supporters), friends on social networking sites certainly don't determine electoral success- but nearly do yard signs, or lists of endorsements, or anything like that. The world of organizing via social networking sites is just like old-fashioned door-to-door- it's another way to engage people, inform people, and convince people you're the right person for the job.
And, there is something undeniable here: Something Congresswoman Nancy Boyda has done has engaged a couple thousand people online, and Ryun & Jenkins can't compete with that. Does it mean anything? Nothing other than Boyda has a pool of potential supporters already identified that Ryun & Jenkins neither one have. That can't be but a good thing.
Remember, each week we'll indicate any up and down movement by putting increasing numbers in bold and falling numbers in italics.