You nominated, we let PeerIndex rank the Twitter accounts, and now we can bring you the #avgeek100 Twitter list our judging panel will be working from to vote for the must-follow 20 #avgeek Twitter accounts.
The #avgeek100 Twitter campaign started last month, asking you, the aviation audience, to nominate Twitter accounts that really provided insightful commentary about any aspect of the aviation industry. It's been a hectic month, with over 160 nominations and it was great to see accounts interacting with followers to secure nomination. We hope this campaign has gone some way to introducing the #avgeek community to new accounts and enhanced engagement.
We detail below the #avgeek100 community as ranked by PeerIndex. This is a great start to highlight the community, but it's not granular enough. This leaves us totally reliant on a combination of PeerIndex's secret sauce of social interactions and benchmarks scores, and our own judgement when it comes to accepting nominations. While this gives us a nice, pretty way to organise a list that shows an overall summary of people involved in #avgeek conversations, it gives too broad a view - something that is further compromised with the discovery that when users registered on PeerIndex, their scores tended to shoot up.
That is the reason why this top 100 will simply serve as the basis for judges to select the cream of the crop, based on real content, and away from the shotgun approach, eschewing the algorithms behind PeerIndex. Keep your eyes peeled for the results in the lead up to World Routes in Las Vegas, USA at the start of October!
Out of interest, the winner of the PeerIndex phase was... Brett Snyder, aka @crankyflier, a self confessed 'airline dork’.
Brett is the author of The Cranky Flier, a snarky consumer air travel blog, and is always happy to engage and share his views on the aviation industry with his almost 130,000 followers. “I’ve had the airline bug since I was young,” he says on his blog. “As a kid, I never missed a chance to go to Los Angeles International Airport and pick up airline timetables. My grandmother even took me to an airport hotel for my birthday one year so I could watch the planes land,” he adds. Congratulations Brett!
Join us tomorrow as we countdown and reveal who our judging panel rank #100 - #21!
For those who are interested on how the ranking looks based on voting alone you can find this information below: