How smart are your tweets? TIME Magazine thinks it knows. The magazine evaluated 1 million public tweets and found that about 33 percent test at a fourth grade reading level.
TIME used the commonly used reading comprehension survey called SMOG (Smile Measure of Gobbledygook) to analyze the complexity of messages. Gobbledygook is defined as a word that involves three or more syllables. Apparently, politicians are the most likely to use gobbledygook.
You can enter any Twitter handle into their search box and find out where the tweeter falls on the curve. For example, President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner tweet at a 7th grade reading level; and Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton at a 6th grade reading level.
Here are where some high profile Florida politicians land:
At an 8th grade reading level: Steve Southerland; at a 7th grade reading level: Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson, Ander Crenshaw, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Nan Rich; at a 6th grade reading level: Ted Yoho, Charlie Crist, and Rick Scott; and at a 5th grade reading level: Gwen Graham. This may make the Southerland-Graham match one of the more unequal on this spectrum.
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