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Think Facebook ‘likes’ and Twitter followers can tell us who will win an election? Think again!

It’s easy to assume that a person with a lot of Twitter followers or Facebook friends is wildly popular, right? But it’s not so. And just as it’s not so for individual, the same holds true for politicians. The number of followers or likes aren’t not a predictor to his or her real popularity. Haven’t you ever ‘liked’ the candidate you don’t like, just to debate with their supporters?

Beyond the wanting to debate, what does social media predict about an election? Read more at

About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.

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