LONDON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Big Data Republic (www.bigdatarepublic.com) has announced the judge's selection of top 20 big data names to follow on Twitter, with @kdnuggets (a.k.a. Gregory Piatetsky) the clear winner.
Using the #bigdata100 list (generated via community nominations and PeerIndex) as a starting point, judges chose their top seven big data tweeters, with votes counted up to create the final list. The final list, with judge's comments, can be found at http://www.bigdatarepublic.com/author.asp?section_id=3207&doc_id=263560.
Site Editor Saul Sherry explains: "We have a very passionate community at Big Data Republic, and tools like PeerIndex end up being quite divisive. So we decided to use the PeerIndex system to give us a top 100, before handing this list over to some informed experts to make the final, must-follow list. These are the Twitter accounts you need to be following if you are passionate about how data transforms businesses and the wider world."
The top 20 accounts:
The judging panel:
- Gil Press, Managing Partner, gPress
- Daniel D. Gutierrez, Data Scientist and Big Data Republic blogger
- James Robinson, Co-Founder, OpenSignal
- Bill Franks, Analytics-focused speaker, blogger, consultant, and author of Taming The Big Data Tidal Wave; also Chief Analytics Officer, Global Alliance Programs, Teradata
- Fritz Nelson, Vice President, Editorial Director, InformationWeek Business Technology
- James M. Connolly, US Correspondent, Big Data Republic
- Saul Sherry, Editor, Big Data Republic
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