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Haiti vs #MASen: Keeping Things in Perspective

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, January 19 2010

Politics junkies in the U.S. are focusing rabidly on today's special election in the Massachusetts Senate race, but it's worth noting that Haiti is still garnering much more attention online. Here's the Trendistic chart comparing tweets using the words "Haiti," "#MASen" (the generic hashtag for the race), "Scott Brown" and "Martha Coakley":

And here's a similar comparison using Google Insight for Search: