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Tweets reveal who BC politicos really love

There is arguably no other time politicians are more engaged with their constituents than they are during election season.

Whether they're kissing babies, visting schools, talking to seniors, or serving pancake breakfasts, face time with the public is a campaign tradition.

But the digitization of our daily lives means politicians must live on the web as much as the tour bus, engaging with John and Jane Public on Facebook, Reddit and, of course, Twitter.

It's no different in British Columbia, where all four political leaders have active Twitter accounts. But who are they engaging with the most?, an app launched for Valentine's Day by interaction designer Lee Munroe, can calculate who a Tweeter "loves" the most, based on who they follow, their timeline and the tweets they have favoured.

The Tyee typed in the Twitter monikers of BC Liberal leader Christy Clark (@christyclarkbc), BC New Democratic Party leader Adrian Dix (@adriandix), BC Green Party leader Jane Sterk (@janesterk), and BC Conservative leader John Cummins (@electjohn), into TwitAmore's Twitter love calculator.

Since they're subject to change, we took screenshots of what we found. Meaningless statistic or insight into their political strategies? You decide.

*Updated 3 p.m. Katie Hyslop reports on education and youth issues for The Tyee Solutions Society. Follow her on Twitter, where she loves Vancouver Sun education reporter Janet Steffenhagen (@jsteffenhagen) the most.

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