Once again, a Jewish website has decided to publish a list based on Twitter. Apparently people really like lists. Does anyone make significant decisions based on Twitter rankings? I hope not. @jewlicious published a piece analyzing Twitter rankings a while back called the 100 Sexiest Jews on Twitter.

@tabletmag recently released their list of “Top Ten Jewish Tweeters”, who are defined as Jews who have the most followers on Twitter. Topping the list are @pink @chelseahandler and @drake.

This brings to mind the JTA’s 2010 Jewish Tweeter List. This was arrived at my a complex process of anylizing tweeters with Twitalizer, which ranks influence. ” It represents a metrics-based approach to Twitter usage of a select group of individuals over a particular period of time who were nominated by their peers.” Twitalizer reports, “Influence is the ability for someone to persuade others to drive a certain action, be that to retweet, share information, drive action or contribute to charity.” They listed @MASisMore @JewishIdeas and @daroff — but there was controversy. And currently, @masismore has 58 followers and something seems amiss in Twiiterland.

The Huffington post in July published their own list too called aptly “Jews on Tiwtter”. Their list criteria are about Jewish voices. “Here we have scoured the Twittersphere (and our own @HuffPostRelig feed) for some of the best Jewish voices on Twitter. These individuals provide commentary on current events around the world, daily Jewish life, holiday traditions, scripture — even addiction and recovery.” Topping their list is: @dialogueeditor @rabbidan and @recoveryrabbi – their list is dominated by rabbis, this rabbi-writer-tweeter excluded.

Then their are the tweeter analyzers. If you type Jewish into Croudstatus you see that @daroff @jyuter and @yeahthatskosher are at the top of the list.

Klout is another platform for analysis. “Klout is a San Francisco based company that provides social media analytics to measure a user’s influence across their social network.” @pink has a 74, @chelseahandler has 73 @drake has a 90.

According to Klout – the top Jewish tweeters on topic of Judaism topic are: @jewishdaily (clout score 54 @jewishweek (41) and @frumsatire (61). For the record @Matisyahu is 55

According to Klout the top Jewish tweeters on topic of Jewish are: @chabad -(51) @jewishtweets (44) and ….. @jewlicious (58)

For the record – klout lists @daroff with 66, @sarahksilverman with a 76 and and @kingsthings with a 66. Which means that William Daroff and Larry King have the same amout of Klout on Twitter though they have vastly different numbers of followers. And @biz co-founder of Twitter has a 67. Our friend @mobius1ski has a 57 which is not too shabby at all. And all around Jewish pundit @estherk has a 67.

Last but not least, Wefollow has listed the most influential tweeters under topic Jewish as: @jewishtweets @jtanews and @Jewlicious as the 1,2,3 in Jewish Twitterland. And based on number of followers: @jidf @israel and @jewishtweets .

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Rabbi Yonah



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