Twittergate in Portland

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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.