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Boris Fails To Impress LBC Twitter Worm

Wednesday 25th June 2014

Boris Johnson failed to impress Londoners as he was grilled by an audience of 1,500 in the State of London Debate, according to the LBC Twitter Worm.

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The LBC Twitter Worm, powered by Blurrt, tracks sentiment in tweets and charted whether the Mayor was proving popular during his 90-minute debate, live on LBC.

And it showed that 24% of the 1,500 tweets about the Mayor were negative, compared with 22% being positive.

The Twitter Worm showed that he was particularly popular when discussing the public's confidence in the police and the London Living Wage - where the graph rose dramatically.

But he saw a slump when he talked about foreign investment in London's housing and the controversial Uber minicab app.

And his least popular moment was when listeners believed he was patronising an audience member who was concerned about his block of flats being torn down, when he joked "It either is or it isn't".

Among the tweets angry at that outburst was from @CityHallLabour, who tweeted: "Boris patronises an audience member who thinks his house is about to be demolished under orders from City Hall" while @theboytaylor76 said: "Nice to belittle people's concerns".

The most popular tweets all seemed to focus on Boris refreshing his promise to stand in front of a water cannon. "WONDERFUL NEWS" said @bfrew14.

Final word to @ChrisGolds, who tweeted: "#AskBoris was amazing and so interesting. Well done all at @LBC. High praise for @NickFerrariLBC & @MayorofLondon."