Following CGI tweets? These attendees have the most influence in the Twittersphere…

Sep 21, 2011 8:40 AM ET

It’s time for CGI again!   Waggener Edstrom will be showcasing two commitments this year with our partners Mercy Corps and NetHope.  And we’ll be following the conference goings-on at @ClintonGlobal #CGI2011 again this year, and you’ll see blogs and tweets from our CEO Melissa Waggener Zorkin (follow her at @melissawz) too, who will be in attendance.  

Who else to follow?  

Once again for your tweeting and following convenience, we’ve used Waggener Edstrom’s Influence Ranking tool to sort speakers and attendees of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2011 and suss out who’s most influential in the Twitter dialogue about global development.    And here they are:

  • Nick Kristof, New York Times, @NickKristof

  • Josette Sheeran, UN World Food Programme, @JosetteSheeran

  • Muhammad Yunus, Grameen Bank, @Yunus_Centre

  • Philip Auerswald, George Mason University, @auerswald

  • Babatunde Osotimehin, UN Population Fund,  @BabatundeUNFPA

  • Cherie Blair, Cherie Blair Foundation, @cherieblairfndn

  • Mary Robinson Foundation, Realizing Rights, @MRFCJ

  • Bracken Hendricks, Center for American Progress, @HendricksB

  • Fred Hochberg, Export-Import Bank of US, @FredHochberg

  • Janine Benyus, The Biomimicry Institute, @JanineBenyus

What’s behind the list?    The Influence Ranking tool measures and quantifies the influence of an individual or organization using metrics which analyze five key attributes: Reach, Amplification, Engagement, Content Relevance, and Audience Relevance. 

Twitter can be a powerful tool to learn, watch and spread ideas–and we’re expecting some BIG thinking at CGI this year.   We’ll be watching for your tweets as well!


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