Twittergate in Portland

Posted by Tom Turnbull

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An entertaining debate is raging over the Top 100 Twitterer list in Portland at the SiliconFlorist blog. Local startup Twitalyzer and Rick Turoczy have conspired to drum up a little (good natured) controversy.

Several commenters have pointed out that prolific Twitterer Aaron Hockley (@ahockley), with almost 19,000 tweets to his name, was left off the list.  Perhaps the Twitalyzer algorithm has a built in bias against the 'Couv where he lives.  @ahockley is the Al Gore of Twitter and deserves a full recount :)

Twitalyzer, a local Portland startup, has created a very interesting system for ranking Twitter users.  The Top 100 can be seen here.  I give them kudos for not ranking @aplusk #1.

As for lowly ol' me?  My ranking is 0.8 out of a possible 100.  I've got some work to do.

Company:
Twitter
Website:
http://www.twitter.com
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States

Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking world news to updates... more


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Tom Turnbull

Tom Turnbull

Tom Turnbull is VP of Business Development at SplashCast Media, a Portland, Oregon based startup focused on creating more interative online video experiences. Previously, he headed up business development for Internet Brands, Inc (NASDAQ: INET). At IBI, Tom negotiated and implemented a wide range of partnerships related to IBI’s CarsDirect.com website with companies such as Yahoo! and MSN.... more



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