Keeping up with the Tweetsters

Marshall Kirkpatrick explains a new service called Tweeterboard that analyzes data about users of Twitter.

Quote:

“While you can look at the number of followers and friends a person has on Twitter to get some idea of how much weight they carry, that’s only good for so much. So is a black-box algorithm, but there’s a variety of data available on Tweeterboard beyond simple ranking and points.”

Currently, there are about 2,000 Twitter users being tracked on Tweeterboard (here’s mine),

Speaking of Twitter, good luck to my Twitter-friend @susanreynolds (#9 on the Twitterboard Top 100) who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is under-going surgery on Friday (she’s blogging her treatment journey here). Several of Susan’s Twitter friends have added “peas” to their avatars (the little photos or illustrations representing the user) in moral support of Susan. Why peas? Well, it’s a long story. Let’s just say, it’s one of those “you had to be there” things. Being Southern, I’ve added blackeyed peas to mine. Peas on earth, Susan.