Here’s this month’s Ottawa’s Twitter top 20 rankings. Things in the left-hand column have changed slightly with some new entries and Kelly Rusk pushing me out of the second-place position. Things on the right have changed too. Overall scores are higher ranging from 72.3 to 86.6; last month’s range was 66.7 to 83.8. The reason for this change? Well, there are some new profiles listed which are pushing things up. And perhaps individuals are using the lazy days of summer to interact with their Twitter communities more?
I first started doing these tables because I was interested to see how different things might look when comparing popularity to influence. From the very first Top 20, the difference has been stark. This month is no different. Many of the most popular profiles (those with most followers) do not rank as highly on the influence charts. Which is more important? It depends what you want to get out of Twitter…both approaches are valid.
The true value of Twitter is what each individual user derives from it; its never a random number on a scoreboard. Congratulations if you’ve made the grade in terms of popularity or influence or both. If I’ve missed you off the list and you should be there, I apologise; please leave a note in the comments and I’ll fix it next month.
Twitter Popularity (Grader)
Twitter Influence (TweetLevel)