Posts Tagged with twitter

How Twiangulate measures reach

March 28, 2012 - Instead of relying on complex, secret “influence” algorithms like Klout and Peer Index, Twiangulate measures influence as reach, the number of people who follow a tweeter's real biggest followers. When calculating biggest followers, Twiangulate only includes people who might actually read tweets. We exclude mega accounts that follow more than 11,000 people or with a friend/follower ratio below 1.5. ... more

Trying too hard in your Twitter bio?

March 3, 2011 -

Here's a list of overused words in Twitter bios that fail by telling rather than showing. Click the words below to see who uses each in Twitter....


Mapping Twitter activity during the Egyptian revolution

February 13, 2011 - "In a case of ironic symbolism, the far left-most satellites are the Whitehouse, State Department, and Wael Ghonim's employeer, Eric Schmidt, who is merely a speck on the map. And that's probably how everyone in the rest of the network would like this future to look. " See the map here.

Twitter trending topics: say you want a revolution?

December 8, 2010 - Are Twitter users idiots who can't spell John Lennon's name right? No doubt some of them are dumb enough to spell it "Lenon," which is currently listed as a trending topic. In fact, "Lennon" seems to show up at least five times as often if you run simultanous searches of Lennon and Lenon. So it appears that Twitter's trending ... more

How to find people on Twitter

December 8, 2010 - There are two easy ways to find a person on Twitter, even when the person is not using her/his exact name as a Twitter ID. First, you can use Twiangulate's "keyword" search for the person's name. Here are 53 people who are identifying themselves as "Lucy Smith" on Twitter. If this method doesn't work, try to think of two or ... more

Most hashtagged panels of Day 2 SXSWi 2010

March 14, 2010 - A quick Taghive tabulation of tags used by SXSWers at yesterday's panels:
  1. Media Armageddon (#endtimes): 257 tweets by 55 people
  2. Danah Boyd keynote (#danahboyd): 186 tweets by 52 people
  3. Getting Streamy (#gettingstreamy): 131 tweets by 42 people
  4. Future of Influence(#futureofinfluence): 130 tweets by 43 people
  5. Can the real time web be realized? (#realtimeweb): 106 tweets by 34 people
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Hottest day 1 panel? Day one of SXSW through the Taghive lens

March 13, 2010 - The biggest trending topic for day 1 of SXSW was "Battle decks" with 146 tweets by 37 people. "iPad" had 47 tweets by 37 people. (Leading tag cloud as of 7pm last night is below. For a sense of scale, the smallest on the graphic is "stuffwedesignfor" with 47 tweets by 9 people.) After a tremendous coding push by Martin, ... more