The good folks at Captain Economics did a great post a couple of weeks back on ‘The Economics Twitosphere Top 100 Influential Users’. Turns out, great minds think alike, we’ve been using the same network centrality methodology for the last couple of years to compile a list of people to follow for StreetEYE, and rank the best curators on an ongoing basis on the StreetEYE Twitter leaderboard. (There are some technical differences in starting set, how we iterated, probably how we deal with some of the quirks in the process.)
Below is the StreetEYE map of the financial/media twittersphere.
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Note the mainstream/widely followed in the center, the tech toward the bottom, moving toward the bottom left you get the media and politics, up toward the top the more specifically financial folks, toward the right the Europeans.
This uses the broad list of ~2,000 accounts we follow, tomorrow I’ll discuss some of the shortcomings of a pure network centrality approach and put up another graph with a narrower list of pure financial curation all-stars.
Below are the top 500 most central Twitter accounts, which you can use to discover some great people to follow for financial-related news. (also, see the followup post filtering this list for financial news curators.)