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Identifying Influencers on Twitter

April 16th, 2011 · 26 Comments

One of the perks of working at LinkedIn is being surrounded by intellectually curious colleagues. I recently joined a reading group and signed up to lead our discussion of a WSDM 2011 paper on “Identifying ‘Influencers’ on Twitter” by Eytan Bakshy, Jake Hofman, Winter Mason, and Duncan Watts. It’s great to see the folks at […]

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Are Ashton Kutcher and Puff Daddy the Most Influential Twitter Users?

March 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Are Ashton Kutcher and Puff Daddy the Most Influential Twitter Users?

In a post on ReadWriteWeb, Sarah Perez summarizes “Measuring User Influence in Twitter: The Million Follower Fallacy“, a recent research paper by Meeyoung Cha, Hamed Haddadi, Fabricio Benevenuto, and Krishna Gummadi. The punch line should hardly be surprising to regular readers here given my variety of rants on the subject: follower count isn’t great measure […]

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Twitter Lists as an Influence Measure?

November 1st, 2009 · 13 Comments

In “Using Twitter Lists To Judge Influence“, Todd Zeigler of the Bivings Report writes: I think Twitter Lists will end up helping separate the men from the boys when it comes to influence.  In addition to seeing a Twitter users follower count, we can now see the number of other Twitter users who have added […]

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A Twitter Analog to PageRank

January 13th, 2009 · 77 Comments

A few weeks ago, there was a flame war about Twitter authority, and I was all too eager to throw fuel on the pyre. But now that the blogosphere has calmed down a bit, I’d like to propose a ranking measure that I think might work. My apologies if it isn’t original. In fact, if […]

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The Real Twitter

January 7th, 2009 · 23 Comments

I just came back from the monthly NY Tech Meetup, whose theme this evening was “Built on Twitter“. While the meeting was well organized (a testament to Nate Westheimer, who received the torch from Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman, I had mixed feelings about the demos. Everyone is capitalizing on Twitter’s buzz, but so few people seem to […]

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Loic Le Meur Misses the Point of Twitter

December 27th, 2008 · 14 Comments

Loic Le Meur wrote a post today arguing that we need search by authority for Twitter. His argument: Comments about your brand or yourself coming from @techcrunch with 36000 followers are not equal than someone with 100 followers. Most people use Twitter with a few friends, but when someone who has thousands, if not tens […]

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Twitter’s Twist on the Attention Economy

October 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I am a long-time LinkedIn user, and over time I’ve accumulated over 1,000 connections. Most of them are people I actually know or at least have interacted with online beyond “connecting”. You might think that’s a large number of people to have as connections, and that I could afford to have a more selective velvet […]

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Science as a Strategy

April 25th, 2012 · 17 Comments

Last night, I had the pleasure to deliver the keynote address at the CIO Summit US. It was an honor to address an assembly of CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives from the nation’s top organizations. My theme was “Science as a Strategy”. To set the stage, I told the story of TunkRank: how, back in […]

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Guy Kawasaki, I’ll Say It

April 6th, 2009 · 17 Comments

I just saw this post from a week ago by Andrew Goodman on Traffick asking “Is Guy Kawasaki Singlehandedly Ruining Twitter?“. Some context: Guy Kawasaki gave a keynote at the New York Search Engine Strategies conference last week in which he discussed the tactics he uses to “use Twitter as a twool“. Of course, what […]

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API for TunkRank Scores

April 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I hope that most readers here have had a chance to try out TunkRank. TunkRank is an application Jason Adams built, in response to a challenge to implement a measure that takes a PageRank-like approach to measuring influence on Twitter. To my delight: TunkRank has become  an influential user on Twitter, with 47 followers, a […]

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