In Twitter ListMates I introduced a name for the idea of people who are often grouped together on Twitter lists. The idea has value because listmates have been grouped together by multiple people who independently decided that those accounts are similar in some sense. Doing this type of analysis starting from my account, JeffClark, helped me find new people to follow.
I have repeated the process for four other accounts to try and confirm that this technique is indeed useful. The results are shown below.
|For Robert Scoble (scobleizer) we get:||For Shaquille O'Neal (THE_REAL_SHAQ) we get:|
|For John Mayer (johncmayer) we get:||And for Alex Payne (al3x), an engineer at Twitter:|
Again, it seems to give good results: Scoble is grouped with other influential people in the field of technology; Shaq with a mixture of athletes and other celebrities; John Mayer with musicians and celebrities; And Alex with a mixture of developers, other twitter employees, and people influential in technology.