As a visual demonstration of how ideas move through social networks, Morningside Analytics created a user-friendly online tool called the “Political Video Barometer.” The barometer features an interactive graph showing recent RELATED ARTICLE
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YouTube videos popular with liberal and conservative bloggers. The horizontal axis shows the proportion of liberal vs. conservative bloggers linking to a video, and the vertical axis shows how many bloggers overall have linked to it. Click on a dot and the video plays—instantaneously. This map is available at www.shiftingthedebate.com/shifting/videobarometer.html.

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