Like Me? Follow Me.
I'm not the most prolific twitterer in the world, I often wonder like many people whether I'm a good twitterer and if my thoughts have any value to anyone.
We were talking about this in the office the other day and being someone who's fond of playing with numbers I came up with a very smple metric I like to call the FARTT (Followers As Related To Tweets) index.
Simply speaking the index counts how many followers you've obtained per tweet you've made, there is only one criteria and that's that the tweeter must have made at least 100 tweets. Not having a lower limit means that the results can be somewhat skewed.
FARTT = No. of Followers/No. of Tweets made
I know that there could be lots of interpretations of this index but as a bit of fun it's quite interesting. Using it I've already identified two distinct groups of people - celebrity tweeters stand out from regular people using the index as they tend to have higher FARTT scores. @stephenfry is the biggest FARTT I've found so far with a score of 266 when I last looked.
Regular twitterers scores seem to generally sit in a range between 0 and 2.
I'm pleased to say that amongst I-COM's twitterers I'm the biggest FARTT, various scores are detailed in the table below.
- @tykemike: 1.75
- @timothyjroberts: 0.53
- @thenarrowescape: 0.42
- @jamesroome: 0.41
- @pgreenhalgh: 0.40
- @annagruber1: 0.37
- @keirgibson: 0.12
- @justhipper: 0.10
I'd be really interested to find the biggest FARTT amongst our readers, if you have a score higher than ours let us know. We'll send a prize of a whoopee cushion to the person with the highest score that contacts us by the end of August.