John McCain Is Senate’s Foremost ‘Twitter Genius’

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John McCain may be in the political battle of his life to save his Senate seat in Arizona — but he’s a Twitter genius, according to a new report released Thursday.

In a joint study conducted by George Washington and New York universities, the 73-year old Republican was found to have the highest “Digital IQ” in the Senate, what the researchers are dubbing as the “definitive benchmark for online competence.”

The Digital IQ index combined senators’ use of social media websites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with the frequency with which members posted as well as their followings.

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