total tweets: 184,396
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total tweeters: 36,483
Comments on everything from policies, key arguments and debate tensions to the dated set design, the increasing panicky refereeing from Alistair Stewart and the colour of the candidates’ ties. Largely it was pure banter, making the whole process not just informative but hugely entertaining.
Anyhoo, main reason for the post was a cute little Wordle cloud, sent out on Twitter this morning by @benayers, Social Media Manager at ITV.com. An interesting visual representation showing the focus of each of the three in their commentary. And here it is: