As I’d indicated last month, I’ve broadened the Twitter’s Top list to 20 this month. That’s because things are getting crowded at the top of the Grader (popularity) list and because there are lot more people in the Isle of Man now on Twitter. So there are a lot of new names on the lists. Interestingly, @jamesqtt enters the Grader list at number six. And, we have two new entries in the top ten on the TweetLevel (influence) list: @listen_to_dom makes an appearance at number four and @anaminela squeaks in at number 10.
I do these lists just as a bit of fun. But an important point underlines the exercise. Just because you are popular on Twitter (Grader) doesn’t mean you have influence (TweetLevel). And you don’t have to have thousands of followers to be regarded as influential.
To ensure you’re in with a chance of being included in next month’s table, make sure you list your Twitter profile on Twitter Grader. I use this as the basis for both lists. Remember, only profiles associated with a human name are included. That way regular folks are not competing with big brands and news services for visability.
If you’d like to improve your Twitter influence (TweetLevel) here’s a few tips:
- get people to retweet you more frequently – the posts you make and the number of people who follow what you say is critical.
- post regular and interesting content, time your posts to peak times and add hashtags to make it easier for people to find your tweets
- take time to talk to individuals and enjoy the conversation!
|Twitter Popularity (Grader)||Twitter Influence (TweetLevel)|
|@beckiicruel (100%)||@beckiicruel (67)*|
|@sherrilynne (100%)||@sherrilynne (61)*|
|@mbageekdotcom (100%)||@lalalambrit (57)*|
|@derekrichardson (100%)||@listen_to_dom (56)*|
|@harbourcreek (98.8%)||@harbourcreek (55)*|
|@jamesqtt (98%)||@derekrichardson (54)*|
|@lottieb (97.3%)||@mbageekdotcom (54)*|
|@lalalambrit (96.6%)||@programx (53)*|
|@purplecatcorner (96.7%)||@OwenC (53)*|
|@anglawrence (95.5%)||@anaminela (53)*|
|@jadeboylan (95.5%)||@LHCollision (52)*|
|@listen_to_dom (94%)||@moogc (52)*|
|@LHCollision (94%)||@purplecatcorner (52)*|
|@programx (94%)||@nickop (48)*|
|@manxiefi (94%)||@johnquirkbooks (46)*|
|@amadeus_iom (94%)||@anglawrence (45)*|
|@OwenC (93%)||@amadeus_iom (45)*|
|@moogc (93%)||@jadeboylan (45)*|
|@johnquirkbooks (93%)||@jamesq (42)*|
|@nickop (93%)||@lottieb (38)*|
If I’ve made any mistakes or omissions I do apologise. Please let me know about them and I’ll endeavour to fix it next month.
- October 2010: Isle of Man’s Twitter top ten
- September 2010: Isle of Man’s Twitter top ten
- Podcast: Social media news summer 2010
No new names on the Isle of Man Twitter top ten this month, and that’s a shame because there are lots of people tweeting these days. Have you listed yourself on Twitter Grader? That’s how to ensure you get considered for the rankings.
Our friend @moogc, sadly, has dropped out of the influence table, but the silver lining is that @amadeus_iom makes his return.
The top four names at the top of popularity list are all tied at 100%, which leave little room to maneuver. Perhaps we should extend the list to include the top 20 in the future, to accomodate this crowding at the top? Let me know what you think to this idea.
Whatever we decide, let’s not forget that the cool thing about Twitter is that it can be exactly what you want it to be for you. So whether you just read the feeds from the mainstream media to get your news fix or chat exclusively to old school friends, it’s all good. You don’t need to have thousands of followers or friends to benefit from using Twitter. Make it what you want.
Remember, I only include profiles that have a human’s name attached to them. If I’ve made any mistakes or ommissions I apologise, but just let me know and I’ll fix it next month!
|Twitter Popularity (Grader)
||Twitter Influence (TweetLevel)
- September 2010 Isle of Man Twitter Top Ten
- August 2010 Isle of Man Twitter Top Ten
- First ever Isle of Man Twitter Top Ten
It’s that time again… announcing this month’s Isle of Man Twitter top ten! And there’s a big upset on the ‘Influence’ listing with @harbourcreek joining the ranks right at number one! This is the profile of Paul Inglis who’s profile describes him as a “visual artist, writer, techno geek & gamer – social media addict, bibliophile, gadget nerd, open source advocate, web & graphic design, filmmaking & photography. Sound like my kind of geek!
Owen’s @mbageekdotcom profile has soared to the top of the popularity rankings and has made gains with influence as well. Photographer @amadeus_iom has slipped off the charts and @programX is still hanging in there at number 10 among influencers.
It’s important to remember that the great thing about Twitter is that it can be exactly what you want it to be for you. So whether you find value in just reading the news on Twitter or using it to collaborate with a close group of friends, it’s all good. You don’t need to have thousands of followers or friends to benefit from using Twitter.
These lists are just a little bit of fun. And if you want to take part, make sure you list your profile on Grader, which I use as the basis. I only include profiles that have a human’s name attached to them. If I’ve made any mistakes or ommissions I apologise, but just let me know and I’ll fix it next month.
|Twitter Popularity (Grader)||Twitter Influence (TweetLevel)|
|@mbageekdotcom (100%)||@harbourcreek (59)|
|@beckiicruel (100%)||@sherrilynne (58)|
|@sherrilynne (100%)||@lalalambrit (57)|
|@derekrichardson (99.2%)||@beckiicruel (56)|
|@lottieb (97.4%)||@purplecatcorner (56)|
|@harbourcreek (96.8%)||@derekrichardson (53)|
|@lalalambrit (96.8%)||@moogc (48)|
|@manxiefi (96.8%)||@OwenC (51)|
|@purplecatcorner (96.3%)||@mbageekdotcom (52)|
|@anglawrence (95.7%)||@programx (49)|
For the past few weeks I’ve been publishing three daily Twitter ‘newspapers’ with the paper.li platform and with the exception of a little pushback about autotweets getting a bit spammy, for the most part it’s been a positive and useful experience.
paper.li is an easy to use platform that organises links shared on Twitter into an easy-to-read newspaper-style format. Newspapers can be created for any Twitter user, list or #tag and I publish one which represents my whole Twitter community, another for the Isle of Man Twitter community and a third one that relates to only the people on Twitter I have actually met in person.
I really find value in the tool. It helps me surface content that I might otherwise miss. It helps me reach out to tweeps that I might not @reply that often and I hope this will lead to deeper, more meaningful relationships. On a less positive, but equally helpful tact, it helps me identify off-topic tweeps that have crept into the community via my auto refollow tools, and I can unfollow these directly from the newspaper page.
There is an auto-tweet function that gives a shout out to Tweeps featured above the fold of each of my newspapers. But I usually supplement this with another tweet mentioning as many from below the fold that can be contained within 140 characters. Again, this allows me to touch base with a lot more people in my Twitter communities.
Each edition is published automatically every 24 hours and I receive an email letting me know when a new version goes live.
It seems to me that applications such as paper.li will become increasingly important in helping each of us find content that is directly relevant to us. As the level of white noise on Twitter and other social networking platforms goes through the roof, we mere mortals need all the help we can get to find what’s important to us.
Neville Hobson has also written about his experiences with paper.li here.
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