Twitter Power Laws

by on August 17, 2009 · 12 comments

Thanks to Mashable, we clearly see power laws at work on Twitter. While many protest this as evidence of “media inequality,” the “non-tweeting will always be with us” (to paraphrase Jesus’s comment about the persistence of “the poor”)—and this is nothing to get bent out of shape about, as Adam has explained.

Courtesy of Mashable

Courtesy of Mashable, David McCandless

  • http://www.techliberation.com Adam Thierer

    Does this mean that because I am part of the 5% with more than 100 followers that I am now officially part of the “media elite”? Awesome! I have arrived!

  • http://techliberation.com/author/berinszoka/ Berin Szoka

    Actually, Adam, the fact that you twitter all your blog post titles & links just makes you a Loud Mouth!

  • http://techliberation.com/author/berinszoka/ Berin Szoka

    Actually, Adam, the fact that you twitter all your blog post titles & links just makes you a Loud Mouth!

  • http://www.carolune.org/ carolune

    Erm – I don't mean to be picky but if twitter was a community of 100 people, there would have to be a serious bug for those favorite 5 to have more than 100 followers… :)

  • http://www.carolune.org/ carolune

    Erm – I don't mean to be picky but if twitter was a community of 100 people, there would have to be a serious bug for those favorite 5 to have more than 100 followers… :)

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