We are honored to have been mentioned in Alejandro Chafuen´s article about the social media presence of free-market think tanks for Forbes Magazine.
Free-Market think tanks continue to expand their efforts to disseminate their work and influence public opinion through diverse social media platforms. In my article last year, I stated that the website traffic at most think tanks was not growing at the same rate as their social media presence. If we focus on unique visitors, the same holds for this past year: most think tanks had negligible growth. SimilarWeb, which provides open access to most of its data, measures total (rather than unique) visits. According to their figures, total visits to the leading free-market think tanks grew by 78%.
When looking at think tank presence in the most popular social media platforms, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, The Heritage Foundation continues to be ranked first among free-market groups. It also ranks ahead of Brookings in Facebook, Twitter, and web traffic. Brookings leads in number of YouTube subscribers and in its use of LinkedIn. Brookings has subsidiaries in three countries, India, China and Qatar, and many of its scholars and researchers across the globe stay connected through LinkedIn. Both groups are considerably ahead of Chatham House (U.K.), which, despite poor social media presence, edged Brookings as the top ranked think tank in the 2016 Go To Think Tank Index report.
Libetad y Progreso was cited in 3 categories:
- Most subscribers to YouTube Channel (U.S.): American Enterprise Institute (110K); (Non U.S.): Fundación Libertad y Progreso, Argentina (18K)
- Most views of YouTube video uploaded in 2016 (U.S.): American Enterprise Institute (872K); (Non U.S.): Fundación Libertad y Progreso, Argentina (44K)
- Most minutes viewed on a You Tube video (last 12 months) (U.S): American Enterprise Institute (4,873K); (Non U.S.) Fundación Libertad y Progreso (138K)
You can read the whole article at Forbes.com