Slugger makes Ireland’s Twitter #Power100…

Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 14.49.09Okay, nice to get some recognition, even if we are a long long way behind David McWilliams, Matt Cooper, P.ie and the boul’ Gerry Adams…But we did just pip Declan Ganley, Micheal Martin and Fiach Kelly…

The matrix is built around influence in the Republic rather than in Northern Ireland, so 44th is not too shabby for a humble Nordie blog… My own account came in a bit further down at 60, just behind journalists Orla Tinsley and Pat Leahy Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly…

I’d love to have a glimpse of their magic sauce…

This inaugural ranking has been developed from a network analysis – who connects to who – to establish who is a “must follow” on social media among other influencers and the public.

…the top 250 political influencers on Twitter and identified the #Power100 at the top of the rankings while also noting the more interesting examples of the use of social media from those outside of our Top 100.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty