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Making Twitter count: Call for tallymen to tweet on #ge11

Twitter fans being rallied to stream information from election count centres this weekend.

Get your tweet on: Tweeters will be streaming info from the country's electoral count centres
Get your tweet on: Tweeters will be streaming info from the country's electoral count centres
Image: PA Images/Rui Vieira

ELECTION COUNT CENTRES are always abuzz with activity in the days immediately after the poll – this time around, they will also be a-Twitter.

Prominent political blogger Suzy Byrne has sent a shout-out to those Tweeters who will be at a count centre during Election 2011 to tweet information as it happens.

The immediacy of Twitter is of course its big attraction and Byrne hopes to have a complete list of Tweeters from each of the 30 count centres – some of which will be counting the votes from several constituencies – up and running by Friday. All these tallyers will be visible on a spreadsheet at Byrne’s Maman Poulet blog.

Byrne told TheJournal.ie that she has told contributors that she expects them to be reliable, no matter what they’re political persuasion. “I’ve warned that I’ll name and shame them if they’re not!” she says.

To add your name to the list of #tallytweet contributors, tweet Byrne at @suzybie.

And for those who are wondering how to keep an eye on their particular constituency, a list of recommended tally/count tags are posted on Byrne’s Maman Poulet blog here. These tags have already been assumed by most media outlets, and will be used by TheJournal.ie over the count weekend.

It will also be easy to see at a glance on TheJournal.ie how your favoured candidates are getting on. We will be updating our Candidates 2011 tracker as each candidate is elected or eliminated.

Keep checking in with TheJournal.ie for the rest of the week as we add new exciting features to help you keep track of YOUR election.

Choose your candidate with our Candidates 2011 profiles>

See which candidate is trending on Twitter, who is most talked about, the most loved… and the least liked with TheJournal.ie’s Twitter Tracker>

The tally/count tags to look out for, as per Maman Poulet blog:

Carlow-Kilkenny    #cwkk

Cavan – Monaghan  #cnmn

Clare   #clare

Cork East  #cke

Cork North-Central  #cnc

Cork North-West    #cnw

Cork South-Central  #csc

Cork South-West      #csw

Donegal North-East   #dlne

Donegal South-West   #dlsw

Dublin Central  #dubc

Dublin Mid-West   #dubmw

Dublin North    #dubn

Dublin North-Central    #dubnc

Dublin North-East  #dubne

Dublin North-West   #dubnw

Dublin South   #dubsth

Dublin South-Central   #dubsc

Dublin South-East   #dubse

Dublin South-West  #dubsw

Dublin West      #dubw

Dún Laoghaire  #dunl

Galway East     #gye

Galway West   #gyw

Kerry North-West Limerick    #kynwl

Kerry South    #kys

Kildare North  #ken

Kildare South   #kes

Laois-Offaly  #lsof

Limerick City   #lkcy

Limerick  #lk

Longford-Westmeath   #ldwh

Louth  #louth

Mayo #my

Meath East  #mhe

Meath West  #mhw

Roscommon-South Leitrim #rssl

Sligo-North Leitrim #sonl

Tipperary North   #tn

Tipperary South #ts

Waterford  #wd

Wexford  #wx

Wicklow #wk

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