Frank Manning is the Campaigns Coordinator for the Young Britons' Foundation, a non-partisan, not-for-profit educational, research and training organisation that promotes conservatism in schools, colleges and universities. Follow Frank on Twitter.
After the spectacle of the televised Culture, Media and Sport committee meeting on Tuesday, the usual MPs were trending on Twitter. Tom Watson, continuing on his insatiable obsession with everything Murdoch related is always likely to be a big draw. He clearly enjoys seeing himself as the plucky upstart fighting against the evil empire of News Corp.
He was not the most talked about MP on Tuesday though. Outside of the Westminster bubble, few people recognise him and even fewer appreciate his self-aggrandising speeches and self-promotion. Instead, the assorted ranks of Twitter were still discussing Louise Mensch, MP for Corby. The hatred directed at her from the left-wing is truly shocking, even for Twitter - never a great resource for reasonably, courteous debate.
So why does Mrs Mensch attract such vitriolic hatred? One of the most recognisable faces of the 2010 intake of Conservative MPs, her striking looks and lively past have led to a large media profile. Along with this come the inevitable downsides, including negative articles and near-constant abuse on social media. This reached a frightening climax when Mensch received threats to the safety of her children. The man responsible was eventually apprehended and charged, but I wonder whether Twitter encourages unhinged people like this to go even further than they would normally, egged on by the hatred they see in their timeline.