Posts Tagged ‘influence’

Life Science Companies on Twitter: Who’s On Top?

Twitter is currently the most active area for life science companies in social media, we count around 170 accounts. For this analysis, we only count companies who deal primarily with non-FDA regulated products. While our survey earlier this year confirms Twitter as the top interest for marketers, we find that follow through isn’t always guaranteed. To highlight life science companies which are doing a great job on Twitter, we employed the influence tool Klout to rank them. Klout is an application which gives Twitter accounts a score according to how many followers they have and how much they engage with others on Twitter. It’s not perfect, but gives a good indication of the performance of a Twitterer. The life science companies on Twitter are shown in the ManyEyes bubble chart visualization above, and the largest circles have the top Klout. The colors represents Klout’s assessment of the performance of the Twitter account, and by viewing the chart on the ManyEyes site you can also color by the class they assign to each user, see a description of the Klout classes here. You can also access the data, and the top 10 Twitter accounts are shown below. I’d like to thank […]

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Who Are The Top Biotech Influencers on Twitter?

About six months ago, Andrew Maynard (@2020Science) and Mike Chelen (@MikeChelen) analyzed the influence of the then 400 ‘Scientwists’ on Twitter compiled by David Bradley (@sciencebase). Since then, I’ve wanted to do something similar for Biotech (Biotwech?) Twitterers, but the application they used no longer works in batch. Mike Chelen came to my rescue and created an API which will work in batch for Klout, a similar application which gives Twitter influence along with other metrics and classifications for user types. Using the list of users from the Biotech Twibe, including the top 25 influencers from the Wefollow Biotech tag, I created the bubble chart visualization using the ‘Many Eyes’ application. The size of each users’ bubble, which is directly proportional to their influence, is based on the Klout score, which ranges from 0 to 100 and is based on 25 metrics including the size of your ‘engaged’ network, retweets, and number of Twitter lists. Top 20 Biotech Influencers on Twitter No. twitter_screen_name kscore kclass Male/Female 1 Wise_Diva 51.11 Persona Female 2 MaverickNY 44.81 Persona Female 3 genomicslawyer 41.67 Persona Male 4 FierceBiotech 37.59 Persona Female 5 ellenhoenig 35.64 Activist Female 6 Comprendia 35.07 Activist Female 7 JohnSharp 33.48 Connector […]

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