Visualizing tweeting journalists in Switzerland

Geoinformation specialist Ralph Straumann (@ralphstraumann) has used a 300-strong crowdsourced list of tweeting journalists in Switzerland to create an interesting visual representation of their influence and relationships. You can read his full post here. If you don’t speak German, the first graphic essentially shows the various networks of journalists as represented by their connections among […]

Twitter: the 1/2 principle

I’ve noticed an interesting pattern with Twitter: for every two new followers, I seem to lose one. Likewise, I seem to follow half as many people as I have followers. For now, I’m working on the assumption that the extra follower is the result of Twitter spam. One spammer/PR person for every genuine follower: What […]