About that epic Edward versus Jacob battle? We have a winner!
Just in time for tonight's release of "New Moon," social media tracker Fizziolo.gy has calculated where the masses stand on the "Twilight" divide -- reading sentiment, frequency and popularity of the film and its stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner over the past seven weeks.
Here's where it (predictably) stands: The world loves Edward Cullen, but it's not a landslide.
In the character breakdown, Fizziolo.gy says the pale-skinned heartthrob Edward beat Jacob for mentions across platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and MySpace 58% to 42%.Given Lautner's beefed-up role and body for the sequel, however, their numbers show the general discussions between he and Pattinson as no contest -- young Taylor claims 61% of real-time comments and threads to Pattinson's 39%.
But what happens when you combine mentions of the character and actor?
Team Edward still reigns with a very close 51%.
For more info, check out Fizziolo.gy.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Despite their epic battle for popularity, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson make nice for the cameras at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" on Nov. 16, 2009, in Westwood. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images.