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Apr 12 2010   4:33AM GMT

Top of the Tweeters



Posted by: MikeLaverick
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Occasionally, because of a vanity I cannot control – I have look to see how many followers I have on twitter. I’ve often find it odd the term “followers” is used. It kinda makes it feel like twitter is some weird religious cult. The more followers have the bigger your cult of personality. It makes me think of that classic scene in the Life of Brian – well, two actually – firstly, the “He’s not the Messiah, he’s a naughty, naughty boy sketch” – but also the one where they are chasing Brian down the street – and suddenly the cult of the dropped shoe is born. If you haven’t clue what I’m talking about watch this youtube.com. I sympathize with the Spike Mulligan character at the end…

Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to collate various movers and shakers in the virtualization space – and rank them in order of followers. I truth I think much depends on how long you have been twittering on. Well, that’s my excuse for not appearing in the list. For my UK audience – imaging I’m like Smashy N Nicey doing the Top Ten count down on Top of the Pops. To make the “cut” you had to have more than 1,000 followers. That’s right I didn’t make the cut. I was 17 followers short of making my own cut. Incidentally, there are lot of us just underneath this 1,000 followers list. Anyway, this was a VERY UNSCIENTIFIC collection of stats. Surely, there must be a twitter app that skims that data from anyone in your friends list, and dumps to CSV file. Anyway, if I’ve accidentally missed you out – and your in the 1000+ category then let me know – and I will fix the ranking.

What can be learned from such tittle-tattle? Nothing much – except how small and tight the virtual twitter community is – it kind reminds me of the early days of the VMware Forums when folks knew each other by their forum handles….

  1. @Beaker – 3971
  2. @davidmdavis – 3517
  3. @scott_lowe – 2575
  4. @jtroyer  – 2442
  5. @VMDoug – 1955
  6. @DellServerGeek -  1881
  7. @stevie_chambers -  1780
  8. @jasonboche – 1668
  9. @sakacc – 1587
  10. @DuncanYB – 1561
  11. @gabvirtualworld – 1524
  12. @rbramley – 1387
  13. @ericsiebert  -  1245
  14. @esloof – 1230
  15. @Kiwi_Si – 1225
  16. @KendrickColeman – 1092
  17. @alanrenouf  -  1102
  18. @vseanclark  –   1032
  19. @rodos – 1024
  20. @edsai – 1008
  21. @roidude – 1004

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