The 2010 midterm elections are right around the corner, and the races are heating up.
PeekYou, a "people search engine," has ranked the most prominent Senate candidates on the Web.
Instead of evaluating the candidates based on "ability, endorsements or popularity," PeekYou focused on Senate hopefuls with the largest "digital footprint and online social presence." Each candidate received a score from 1 to 10, called a "PeekScore," based on his or her online activities. According to the PeekYou team,
The higher someone's score, the "more important" they are on the web. [...] PeekYou takes into account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news.
According to PeekYou's results, Democrats make up eleven of the top 23 web savvy candidates. Republicans snagged ten of the top spots, while only two Independents made the cut. Most of the top 23 candidates notched a PeekScore of 7. While five candidates managed to score 8 or above, only one Senator distinguished himself with a PeekScore of 10, the maximum.
To see the 23 web savviest Senate candidates, according to PeekYou, view our slideshow (below). Let us know what you think about these findings by voting on the slideshow. You can view PeekYou's complete list by clicking here. And for more election-themed fun, check out our political edition of the craziest Google search suggestions.