“Dude gotta go.”
— Barbara Lee (@BLeeForCongress) August 28, 2019
— Cheddar (@cheddar) August 26, 2019
I hadn’t heard of Cheddar.com previously, but Wikipedia calls it “a live streaming financial news network founded by Jon Steinberg in the United States. Cheddar broadcasts live daily from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ, the Flatiron Building in New York City, and the White House lawn and briefing room in Washington, D.C. covering new products, technologies, and services. Cheddar targets millennials by streaming one to two hours of live content from the NYSE trading floor daily… “
If the election results were based on how many people attend a candidate’s events, Kamala Harris would be the Democratic frontrunner.
Gravy Analytics, a location-based marketing technology company, analyzed the smartphone data of people who attended the 111 solo Democratic presidential candidate events held in June and July. (Gravy disqualified other official party events as well as rallies held for multiple candidates.)
The company analyzed data it received from 100,000 apps it partners with. Users opt in to the tracking via permissions given to the app and the company says it accounts for users who may be logged in to several of the apps at once. The results, which are anonymized and grouped for statistical purposes, were shared first with Cheddar…
Presidential campaign rallies have been an unofficial bellwether for popularity. President Barack Obama’s events cemented his strong support among youth, while President Donald Trump’s attendance showed his passionate following better than most polls predicted.
In terms of total attendance, Gravy Analytics found most people went to Harris’ events, followed by Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Julián Castro. More than a quarter of the people who attended these events were between the ages of 18 to 34, and 56 percent were men. More than nine out of 10 people only went to one event…
Seems obvious that the people logged on to these apps would skew young, but I have no way of judging their metrics. On the other hand, if (as I’ve suspected) part of Harris’ problem is that she’s not getting much attention from Very Serious Media, does information like this help change that?