If you’re in the Netherlands and use Twitter, tomorrow you’ll have a chance to win a brand new CitroÃ«n DS5.
Euro RSCG Amsterdam and Perfect Fools claim to have created the worldâ€™s first Twitter Race for CitroÃ«n, with users tweeting the driver into where to go next.
Now we just to need make this happen on reality shows. Just kidding.
Source: Perfect Fools
Nike. Racing. Twitter. Voice recognition. Oh, just watch the video.
Using an iPhone strapped to their arms and an earphone, simply by pressing a button, the runners were able to share their experiences with the world in real time. The voice message was turned into a text message that was automatically published at thehumanrace.com.ar/envivo/, in their Twitter accounts, and banners on sports vertical portals and news sites.
Good run by BBDO Argentina.
Many thanks for all the (unexpected) interest on Twitter Power 150. The response was way beyond my initial expectations, with many users finding it a great resource to start following Twitter users who write about marketing and advertising.
With over 60 comments and hundreds of ReTweets, it grew to a meme dimension. Unfortunatelly i really didn’t saw all that coming, and having planned a whole weeked in the mountains, totally unplugged, surprise hit me when i checked my mail and stats this morning.
For now, i’ve hosted the domain TwitterPower150.com with a static version of the original post, but as suggested by Marc And Joseph Jaffe, i’m thinking already on a live version with real time updates. If any Twitter ranking services are interested in supplying the rank, please contact me (or i’ll figure out the algorithm myself).
The folks at CleverCogs also kindly registered the Twitter profile @Power150 (convenient, as i was offline). Marjolein migrated today the account to me, so you can also check what Power150 is doing, with possible integrations with the Twitter API on TwitterPower150.com. Which brings me to the most important part of this post:
What are your ideas for the future of Twitter Power 150? What are the requested features? Would you change anything?
From a Twitter Auto Pack (group follow all the featured users) to an RSS feed with the latest tweets, the ball is on your side, with a chance to choose what will be the next release of Twitter Power 150.
P.S.: Thanks for all those who followed me @armandoalves. On the updated ranking (offline) i jumped to #101.
Todd Andrlik created the Power150 Ranking, now run by Advertising Age, featuring the top English-language media and marketing blogs in the world. With ranking and authority in Twitter causing quite a discussion a few weeks back, i decided nonetheless to have a shot and create the Twitter Power 150, based on the original ranking.
With over 800 bloggers it would be really hard to track down all the twitter profiles, so i focused on the top 300 and with the help of Twitterank and Dapper, and partly inspired by Mack Collier’s Top 25 Marketing & Social Media Blogs, here’s the January 2009 list for the top 150 twitter users with advertising and marketing blogs:
The sweet irony is being left out of the list, with a close call at #156. So, you know the drill: if you appreciated the hard work (i had to visit each blog to get the usernames i didn’t follow already), start by following @armandoalves and help me reach the top 150.
The PHP script that parsed the Power150 OPML file was programmed in less than 1/10th of the time it took me to figure out all the twitter profiles, so feel free to commentÂ if your blog is on AdAge’s Power 150 and you would like to be added to the remaining 700 profiles.
I had a few surprises along the way, with nearly 20% of the 300 parsed blogs not having a Twitter account and having to decide which profile to rank on multi-author blogs (i ended up choosing the user with most followers). Also worthy of notice is the inverted pyramid for SEO/SEM blogs. In the end, Twitter is more conversational and not very friendly for “get rich today” tweets, and that gets reflected on the top tweeple listed.
Seems the list is getting some buzz, and it starts to makes sense to build a live ranking.that hopefully will be at: http://www. twitterpower150.com