We’ve listed (but not ranked) them by number of followers, knowing that’s only one measure of popularity. Other factors to take into account in assessing Twitter “influence” include how many other Tweeters each of our 100 has, in turn, followed to build their audience: the bigger the ratio of followers to following, the more impressive the performance.
And how many Tweets they’ve each put out there: fewer can suggest each word is like gold dust to fans, while more indicates greater interactivity with followers.
Stacey Duguid @IamMademoiselle
Followers 23838 Following 732 Tweets 10323
Typical tweet: one year ago today my lovely, gorgeous little boy arrived! All 9 pounds of him. Wow, what a bizarre yet lovely year its been.
Mark Heyes @MarkHeyes
Followers 14,744 Following 168 Tweets 2115
Typical tweet: I've arrived in Stockholm!! Bring on the pear cider!
Amanda Hendrick @AmandaHendrick
Followers 10837 Following 250 Tweets 2984
No typical tweet as account locked
Sam McKnight @sammcknight1
Followers 7512 Following 418 Tweets 7322
Typical tweet: Great hair, like great flowers, doesn't just happen. But it should appear that way. Now I have to work on the flower bit.
Louise Gray @LOUISEGRAYLONDO
Followers 7475 Following 428 Tweets 1720
Typical tweet: I got asked over the counter at macdonalds today if I was in fancy dress UMMMMMMMMMM
Jonathan Saunders @Saundersstudio
Followers 7343 Following 56 Tweets 440
Typical tweet: The Jonathan Saunders 2012 Pre Fall collection is now up!
Gail McInnes @gailmcinnes
Followers 4986 Following 2782 Tweets 22861
Typical tweet: Gal pal got pooped on by a bird FOUR times tonight. Good luck, or just bad location to sit? I say crazy good luck and endless giggles.
Tali Lennox @xTaliLennox
Followers 4560 Following 246 Tweets 4560
Typical tweet: Going out to buy a bucket of rhine stones in attempt to sew and stitch together a burning man outfit creation. Anyone know this years theme?
Michelle Haswell @KingdomOfStyle
Followers 3677 Following 502 Tweets 5507
Typical tweet: Get changed for ballet class and the ribbons ripped right off one of my shoes again. Oh well back home I go!
Jonathan Daniel Pryce @garconjon
Followers 3471 Following 799 Tweets 8285
Typical tweet: Freebay is such a genius idea
Any analysis of a fluid medium like Twitter can be challenged. We’d like to hear your views – about any omissions, suggested inclusions, or even the worth of Twitter itself – using the comments box below. We’ll be updating our Scottish list later this year and you can help shape it. And with us, you’re not limited to 140 characters!