Last Friday I sent an email to people in our organization ‘officially’ endorsing the use of Twitter as a way to keep in touch with each other, and as a way to connect with whatever’s happening around the world. And now, two days later, upper management still hasn’t fired me over it. Which is nice.
However, one question our software developers might ask me is: “OK, I’m using this Twitter stuff, but which people should I follow?” Well, that question is easily answered…
Some time ago I published a Top 50 Twitterers to Follow for Developers. That list contained a number of famous people in the software development business, but it was only based on their number of followers. This time I decided to calculate the results using the rank given by Twitter Grader. It is based on number of followers, updates, profile completeness, and several other mysterious criteria.
And I know you will wonder… how did I decide who to put on this list?
That’s easy. I restricted myself to the people I’m following myself. There are probably plenty of heroes and celebrities out there that I haven’t found yet. (But if they make themselves know to me, I will be sure to include them in the next edition.) Oh, and I also discarded everyone who was not clearly and directly involved in software development, in some way or another. (If you think I haven’t treated you fairly in this, you know where to find me…)
These are the results. I hope you like them…
Note: the Twitter statistics are always changing. The rank column reflects the numbers as I found them on Saturday 31th of January.