After a brief absence (December and January) the Ottawa Twitter top 20 makes its return. I started doing these tables over a year ago to illustrate how being popular (Grader) on Twitter doesn’t necessarily mean you have influence (TweetLevel). Over time many of the names have changed, established handles have slipped and new ones enter the fray. Both lists are always in a state of flux.
But do these tables tell the popular/influence story? TweetLevel changed its algorithym a few months back; and it seems that Grader must have done so too. In the early days of the Top 20, names on the left side often didn’t make it across to the right. There were tweeters with huge numbers of followers who scored very low on the influence scale. This is now the exception.
Perhaps people are just getting better at using Twitter to build influence? More likely, it’s about how the two tools are now evaluating Twitter users.
Still, there are marked differences between the two rankings and lots of new entrants! And such tables are just a bit of fun mixed with a little friendly competition.
Here’s how the Twitter top 20 is compiled:
- Only real humans are included (no brands, no publishers etc).
- Users must be listed on Grader to be included on either table.
- All those on the Grader side of the table score a perfect 100.
- Anyone who thinks they should be included in the Top 20 and has been missed out should leave a note in the comments to be considered for inclusion next month.
|Twitter Popularity (Grader)||Twitter Influence (TweetLevel)|
- November 2011: Ottawa’s Twitter top 20
- October 2011: Ottawa’s Twitter top 20
- September 2011: Ottawa’s Twitter top 20