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Jewish Twitter Girls Gone Wild: The Top 50!

What won't these Jew girls do to get your attention?

What won't these Jew girls do to get your attention?

These hot gals are wild! And they are ready to do just about anything to get you to “follow” them! After the bump, check out the Jewlicious list of the 50 sexiest Jewish babes on the Internet, complete with bios, turn-ons and brain melting pics!

But first, a little background.

It all started rather innocuously. The JTA, the news gathering arm of the US Jewish community, sent out a fund raising letter signed by its President Elisa Spungen Bildner. The letter contained words that some bloggers and twitterers found somewhat disparaging. A quick quasi-apology was issued and calm was urged. About a month later, the JTA published a list of the 100 Most Influential Jewish Twitterers which was meant to highlight the important role played by individual and organizational twitter users in driving and influencing the course of Jewish communal discourse.

Ranked #2 on the list, I decided that modesty would prevent me from making any sort of big deal about my placement. But others took serious umbrage with the list’s methodology and results. Particularly bombastic was were the tweets exchanged by @benatlas, a pioneering blogger who helped create Protocols and ran MentalBlog (2 early, now defunct popular Jewish blogs) and @mobius1ski aka Dan Sieradski, founding editor of Jewschool and the JTA’s Director of Digital Media. In a blistering exchange Sieradski declared: “@benatlas and you are a crybaby who’s mad about not making an ultimately insignificant list.”

If it IS an “ultimately insignificant” list, why run it? Why spend the time and effort to pay homage to Jewish twits? And on what basis are any of these people influential?

#50 has 135 followers and 62 updates
#49 has 152 followers and 122 updates
#47 has 282 followers and 131 updates
#30 has 797 followers and 526 updates
#9 has 172 followers and 1,056 updates
#2 currently has 1,474 followers, 3,847 updates and is a complete shit head.

Huh? How do you influence anything with so few followers? Even The Middle has written comments that contain more than 62 x 140 characters and were read by thousands and thousands of readers. And what influence does he have? Even his kids, if he indeed even has any, don’t listen to him. I myself only started twittering seriously just over a month ago as part of an elaborate joke following the publication of my “You Too Can be a Jewish Social Network Consultant!” post. I followed my own directions and now, what 6 weeks later, I’m the 2nd most influential Jewish twitter according to the JTA??

So yes, for once I agree with Sieradski. It is an ultimately insignificant list. What purpose did it serve? Well, it must have helped undo the damage caused by Elisa Spungen Bildner’s letter. The majority of the busiest twitter/bloggers were included in the list and many were very proud of their accomplishments being acknowledged by what was now considered an authoritative organization! This could also not have hurt the JTA’s fledgling Kavod/Blog aggregator efforts as well. But more importantly, it created name brand recognition and butt loads of traffic for the JTA who, after all, generate more revenue with their Google et al. ads as the visits and clicks increase.

It was a textbook “Increase Your Web Site Traffic for Dummies” move. Web surfers love lists. They also love controversy. This was masterfully executed and should reflect well at job review time on whoever it was at the JTA that executed this. Ahem. But there’s just one thing… as mentioned before, if this was in fact an ultimately insignificant list, what the JTA did was pull the wool over its readers eyes in a cynical excercise in manipulation. What about Journalistic integrity? Would the New York Times publish ultimately insignificant list? Would any self respecting news outlet? What’s next? Twitter Girls Gone Wild – the JTA’s 50 Hottest New Jew Media Babes?

So yeah. Sorry. There is no “Jewish Twitter Girls Gone Wild: The Top 50!” I was just making a point.

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