The what and why of the Top 40…
How many people use Twitter?
Who knows exactly! All we know is that it is a VERY big number… and growing fast…
How many of these people talk about shipping? Not that many… but, it is a growing number… And whilst many have little impact or influence, some have plenty… And we want to help you discover what they’re saying…
Our job at Coracle is to try and help you by aggregating those that influence others in the industry.
Our twitter top 40 is refreshed on the 1st of every month to reflect changes over the past month.
Why are some people in the Top 40 and others not?
We track hundreds of people and consider:
* The number of followers they have,
* The number of unique references to the person in Twitter,
* How often is the person uniquely retweeted,
* How often does the person retweet other people and
* The relative frequency of the persons update
* engagement and
all on a ‘per follower’ basis to give a number which we multiply by their impact and this gives the ranking score.
In other words, it isn’t just about volume (ie, lots of followers or lots of tweets) but about how much people respond to what you say…
Do you think that we’re missing someone key, do you simply disagree with our list? Let us know! We’d love to hear from you!
If you use twitter and want to follow the list through your own Twitter client – please follow http://twitter.com/coraclevoice/coraclevoice
TWITTER TOP 40 IPHONE APP
Keep up to date with the latest in the shipping world by following the Maritime Twitter Top 40 from your iPhone… Now you can keep in touch with tweets on the go!