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How Teddy came up on top of the #Harapan2013 twitter conversation

The #Harapan2013 Senatorial debate of ABS-CBN was a format very different from #RapplerDebate — time limits of answers ranged from only 15 seconds for the fast questions, to a minute for the panelist questions. Again, our Makabayan senatorial bet Teddy Casiño was there, along with several other candidates. Twitter was clearly abuzz with the senatorial debate as the #Harapan2013 hashtag continues to be a top trender as of 10AM today.
While fanatics of Risa Hontiveros were raving about her on Twitter, and even capturing a moment when the former Akbayan Party-list representative penetrated Twitter’s trending list, this single tweet completely changed the #Harapan2013 landscape:
I used the Tweet Archivist to analyze the hashtag’s trends — the tool shows which Twitter handles got the most mentions in all #Harapan2013 tweets, which words were the most used, and which hashtags accompanied #Harapan2013 the most. The results were amazing:
#Harapan2013-mentions

MEASURE OF USERS MENTIONED ALONGSIDE #Harapan2013
#Harapan2013-hashtags
MEASURE OF HASHTAGS USED ALONGSIDE #Harapan2013
Hashtag Count
#teddycasino 27
#hontiveros 24
#halalan2013 19
#camerajuan 18
#phvote 14
#hagedorn 11
#teampnoy 11
#principled 9
#progressive 9
#responsive 8
#rhbill 6
#lgbt 6
#botoparasabata 5
#risahontiveros 5
#halalan20 4
#halal 4
#danielpadillaasaprawr 4
#kathrynbernardoasaprawr 4
#antidynasty 4
#teddycasiño 4
#votebam 4
#magic8 4
#paspasan 3
#philhealth 3
#ofw 3

#Harapan2013-words

MEASURE OF WORDS USED ALONGSIDE #Harapan2013

Word Count
SA 618
ANG 558
TEDDY 398
NA 374
CASINO 342
NG 323
TRACK 290
IMPRESSED 287
RECORD 286
RESEARCH 277
IL 276
CANDIDATE 271
VOTE 260
MGA 227
HONTIVEROS 116
KO 114
APRIL 108
SALAMAT 100
AKO 97
MARAMING 96
RISA 95
PO 92
KAY 85
KANDIDATO 84
PA 78

That single tweet made Casiño trend to the top of the #Harapan2013 Twitter discussion, as followers of Vice Ganda and his fan club retweeted the statement in agreement.

Interestingly and ironically, Hontiveros, obviously Teddy’s closest competitor in the #Harapan2013 trends, earlier bought political ad space in Vice’s talk show, Gandang Gabi Vice. Teddy, meanwhile, had only the sharp and correct analyses and proposed solutions to convince the comic yet cerebral celebrity to express interest about his candidacy.

Our deepest gratitude to Vice Ganda for considering Teddy and sharing it to the Twitterverse. Congratulations to Teddy and to all our compatriots in the Makabayan Coalition for a job well done in advancing the politics of change! This is one small step — let’s continue struggling for that giant leap!

Observations in ABS-CBN’s Harapan

Mass Media: still an appendage of state repression.

1. Lakas-Kampi and LP candidates get 65-85% rating; PMP, Kapatiran, and Bangon Pilipinas candidates get 40-60%; NP candidates get 20-30% rating with the exception of Adel Tamano.

2. WARS system, though having the proper disclaimer of having no scientific basis, is made to appear credible the way it is packaged as a new technology.

3. Ted Failon’s rephrasing of questions early on became lee-ways for Neric Acosta and Jovito Palparan to skirt incisive questions, though they had been doing that without Failon’s prompting.

4. Online live-blog and text results indicate Satur Ocampo’s relative success, getting a 61 vs 31% victory over Palparan in the second round, and getting 10% of text votes, double of what Palparan got, and 3rd place overall.

5. Live-blog results show the reaction of the middle class, however texting is a technology more accessible to the masses, yet the WARS results still hogs the larger on-air percentage.

6. Soundbites and black propaganda net huge percentages, however platform-based answers, either completely or partly, suffer poor percentages in the WARS system.

7. The debate format limited to 30sec-1min intervals for debates and rebuttals do not give sufficient time for concrete explanations on topics. You can particularly observe this on Satur Ocampo’s attempt to explain AFP-NPA war and peace issues. Obama and McCain’s debates in 2008 had them going for minutes in elaborating specific points of different topics.