Twitter influencers for #chi2019
A visual story on how to find the most interesting people to follow for a Twitter topic
Most followed accounts by the community for #chi2019
How did I compute them?
Here goes the story. I wanted to know if I was following all the interesting people for #chi2019
Downloaded the Tweets
I collected 3000 tweets using the hashtag #chi2019 (and other related ones), between May 01 2019 and May 15 2019
From those 3000 tweets I found 700 different accounts. I call these accounts the community
How would you select the top 10 influencers?
Try sorting them by
This is a good list, but has a problem.
Did everyone tweet?
Remember that this list only includes people that tweeted #chi2019
Let's take a look at
It seems important (it's followed by accounts in the community]), but it didn't tweet during the period of the analysis.
Ranking is not enough...
We need something better!
Let's try something different
Let's start with one account that tweeted #chi2019
Add who they follow
Repeat for another
Let's repeat for another account that tweeted #chi2019, while counting how many followers they have in the community. The bigger the user, the more followers they have
Repeat for 100 others
Too many links
Let's remove them for clarity
Now we can add the followers for everyone who tweeted
Keep only the most followed
There are too many accounts, let's focus on the top ones
Organize them by number of followers
This is nice because we can see the most famous accounts. But many of them are just celebrities
Find the celebrities
If we add the dimension of number of followers, we can also separate the accounts with many followers (in the right)
Add a √ scale
The celebrities have millions of followers, so we need a different scale to emphasize the smaller values
Add everyone back
Now, we have space, so we can add everyone back
Let's ignore celebrities
We can do this by filtering by the ratio [followers in #chi2019]/[total followers] %. The lower the ratio, the less celebrities we get in the list
Are you there?
Hope you enjoyed!
If you want me to compute this for your conference/hashtag, send me a DM @duto_guerra
Here is the data in case you want to analyze it yourselfThe #chi2019 followers network
The #chi2019 tweets
Keep scrolling for the list of influencers
Next is the list of people the #chi2019 community thinks you should be following