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.
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.