A couple of days ago we posted Mapping the Financial / Media Twittersphere, an illustration of the Twitter accounts that are most central for financial news.

A network centrality analysis, ie finding the people who have the most followers and the most influential followers, is a good starting point if you want to find the stories that are generating the most traction in social media and in the markets.

But there are things network centrality doesn’t pick up:

  • Relevance: The @BarackObama issue. There are accounts that are really widely followed but rarely share anything of significance to financial markets. It’s also a bit of a @sullydish or @finansakrobat problem, there are accounts that are no longer very active or relevant but still widely followed. For StreetEYE, what people click on, upvote, and retweet is what’s relevant. You want to follow the people who tweet that stuff.
  • Non-curators: The @business issue. The core media accounts like @nytimes, @TheEconomist, @WSJ, @FT, @business and @reuters accounts are really widely followed and relevant, but they really don’t filter much, they just tweet everything that goes out on the service. There are some accounts that are awesome and relevant, and widely followed, but they only tweet their own stuff, for relevant stuff by people outside their own services. Relevant, but not much of a signal.
  • Timeliness: You want people who tweet the relevant stuff early in the propagation cycle, not after it went viral.
  • Information rate: You want people who tweet often, and have a high signal to noise ratio.

Find some great ‘curators’ who generate a signal-rich stream. See what people click on and upvote. Find more people who generate a stream that’s similar, and make a stream that’s a little quicker, broader, and richer. The StreetEYE community benefits from that virtuous cycle.

Without further ado, here’s a map of who we think are the best curators on Twitter. (It’s algorithmic, but then the choice of algorithms and inputs is subjective.)

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The map sorts accounts that are similar/connected. The widely/broadly followed are in the middle, you have a huge chunk of Fed/official related accounts up top, econ types are on the right, a bunch of euro/macro/FX types more toward the top, some tech on the bottom, the pure stock pickers on the left.

Below is the list of the top 100 accounts, ranked using our relevance algorithm, and then the pure centrality score. You can follow the top 50, updated on a regular basis on the StreetEYE Twitter leaderboard. For a broader list mapped and sorted just by centrality, including all those core financial media accounts, see our previous post.

Please let us know what you think!

Top Twitter Sharer     Combined score   Influence/Followers score
1. @FGoria follow FGoria 72.7 18.4
2. @JohnLothian follow JohnLothian 70.5 8.0
3. @GTCost follow GTCost 65.0 12.3
4. @Techmeme follow Techmeme 64.1 85.6
5. @MarkThoma follow MarkThoma 63.7 38.0
6. @moorehn follow moorehn 62.1 33.1
7. @HamzeiAnalytics follow HamzeiAnalytics 61.8 8.7
8. @prchovanec follow prchovanec 61.3 22.8
9. @YanniKouts follow YanniKouts 60.8 17.4
10. @ComfortablySmug follow ComfortablySmug 60.4 13.6
11. @pdacosta follow pdacosta 60.1 51.9
12. @TheBubbleBubble follow TheBubbleBubble 60.0 11.4
13. @AmyResnick follow AmyResnick 59.7 18.5
14. @TheStalwart follow TheStalwart 59.3 64.2
15. @JacobWolinsky follow JacobWolinsky 59.1 12.3
16. @Noahpinion follow Noahpinion 58.5 34.2
17. @edwardnh follow edwardnh 58.4 27.4
18. @Frances_Coppola follow Frances_Coppola 56.7 26.0
19. @ReformedBroker follow ReformedBroker 56.6 42.7
20. @EconBrothers follow EconBrothers 56.4 8.2
21. @davidmwessel follow davidmwessel 56.3 54.5
22. @LaurenLaCapra follow LaurenLaCapra 56.2 26.7
23. @hedge_funds follow hedge_funds 56.0 6.1
24. @newsycombinator follow newsycombinator 56.0 7.8
25. @delong follow delong 55.2 42.7
26. @cate_long follow cate_long 54.9 20.0
27. @mediagazer follow mediagazer 54.7 85.4
28. @BobBrinker follow BobBrinker 54.6 12.7
29. @pmarca follow pmarca 54.5 79.9
30. @leimer follow leimer 54.1 11.6
31. @MadameButcher follow MadameButcher 54.0 16.0
32. @M_C_Klein follow M_C_Klein 53.9 48.2
33. @MichaelKitces follow MichaelKitces 53.8 9.3
34. @IvanTheK follow IvanTheK 53.4 21.7
35. @rcwhalen follow rcwhalen 53.0 15.2
36. @MattGoldstein26 follow MattGoldstein26 52.8 23.1
37. @modestproposal1 follow modestproposal1 52.5 18.6
38. @raju follow raju 52.2 30.9
39. @mims follow mims 52.2 23.1
40. @Ian_Fraser follow Ian_Fraser 52.1 15.2
41. @ObsoleteDogma follow ObsoleteDogma 51.9 52.2
42. @BarbarianCap follow BarbarianCap 51.5 15.0
43. @volatilitysmile follow volatilitysmile 51.5 10.3
44. @mhewson_CMC follow mhewson_CMC 51.3 11.4
45. @elerianm follow elerianm 50.7 53.6
46. @niubi follow niubi 50.6 18.6
47. @firstadopter follow firstadopter 50.5 15.9
48. @wonkmonk_ follow wonkmonk_ 50.4 20.7
49. @MarkYusko follow MarkYusko 50.3 16.8
50. @MParekh follow MParekh 50.0 9.8
51. @MOstwald1 follow MOstwald1 50.0 8.8
52. @EpicureanDeal follow EpicureanDeal 50.0 27.4
53. @economistmeg follow economistmeg 49.7 29.0
54. @NickTimiraos follow NickTimiraos 49.6 33.5
55. @shannybasar follow shannybasar 49.4 8.5
56. @azizonomics follow azizonomics 49.0 15.4
57. @DuncanWeldon follow DuncanWeldon 48.7 26.3
58. @DividendMaster follow DividendMaster 48.7 10.7
59. @howardlindzon follow howardlindzon 48.6 19.4
60. @lindayueh follow lindayueh 48.5 28.2
61. @D_Blanchflower follow D_Blanchflower 48.5 26.6
62. @JournalofValue follow JournalofValue 48.5 5.5
63. @sspencer_smb follow sspencer_smb 48.4 7.4
64. @davewiner follow davewiner 48.4 10.1
65. @ampressman follow ampressman 48.4 11.1
66. @ritholtz follow ritholtz 48.3 41.9
67. @SconsetCapital follow SconsetCapital 48.3 9.1
68. @firoozye follow firoozye 48.2 10.8
69. @fmanjoo follow fmanjoo 48.2 32.1
70. @carlquintanilla follow carlquintanilla 48.2 29.7
71. @ktbenner follow ktbenner 48.2 26.3
72. @ProfSteveKeen follow ProfSteveKeen 47.9 16.0
73. @NickMalkoutzis follow NickMalkoutzis 47.9 17.0
74. @tylercowen follow tylercowen 47.6 44.8
75. @meganmurp follow meganmurp 47.5 26.3
76. @MattZeitlin follow MattZeitlin 47.3 27.1
77. @StockTwits follow StockTwits 47.1 17.7
78. @benedictevans follow benedictevans 47.0 24.5
79. @conorsen follow conorsen 46.8 21.2
80. @Claudia_Sahm follow Claudia_Sahm 46.5 24.3
81. @victorricciardi follow victorricciardi 46.4 11.5
82. @robenfarzad follow robenfarzad 46.3 14.0
83. @DougKass follow DougKass 46.2 16.5
84. @greg_ip follow greg_ip 46.2 47.0
85. @JoeSaluzzi follow JoeSaluzzi 45.9 12.1
86. @TimHarford follow TimHarford 45.6 40.6
87. @tomgara follow tomgara 45.5 22.0
88. @mathewi follow mathewi 45.5 18.1
89. @nasiripour follow nasiripour 45.5 22.9
90. @Kiffmeister follow Kiffmeister 45.4 9.3
91. @crampell follow crampell 44.9 40.1
92. @TimDuy follow TimDuy 44.9 21.2
93. @SimoneFoxman follow SimoneFoxman 44.8 22.8
94. @mercenaryjack follow mercenaryjack 44.6 8.9
95. @jamessaft follow jamessaft 44.6 15.4
96. @DavidSchawel follow DavidSchawel 44.6 20.5
97. @danprimack follow danprimack 44.5 27.7
98. @mileskimball follow mileskimball 44.4 16.5
99. @foxjust follow foxjust 44.3 39.2
100. @trengriffin follow trengriffin 44.2 17.5