Forgive me this little bit of bragging, but I can't help but think this is pretty cool:
With every day that goes by, the traditional sources of information and influence in our society become less relevant. This is especially true when it comes to politics...
As information is passed from friend to friend, online as well as online, for one to understand our politics and culture — its important to identify where the new spheres of influence reside. So, over the last few weeks at SocialSphere, our team analyzed about a quarter of a million tweets from the last month of the 2012 election and used our proprietary ORBIT™ algorithm to rank 25 of the most influential people driving the online conversation about politics in Massachusetts...
Four of the most influential voices on the right (@Norsu2 (#3), @jslconsulting (#5), @rumpfshaker (#10), and @AustinHess (#11)) do not have an AM talk show, column or political office, but instead have 140 characters and a lot of passion...Umm, yeah, so...I'm number 10 out of 25 on the list. I outranked top Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, MA Dems Chair John Walsh, and Congressman John Tierney.
Not too shabby considering I was in Massachusetts less than a year!
Team Bielat was well-represented on this list, with one of my fellow consultants, John LaRosa (@jslconsulting), on the list at #5, and the @SeanBielat campaign account at #12.
FYI, #MApoli is the hashtag commonly used for tweets about Massachusetts politics. Glad I could be a part of the conversation.
I've now made these "top people on Twitter" lists in two different states, Florida and Massachusetts. Only 48 more to go!
Follow me on Twitter at @rumpfshaker