Twitter Metrics: Let's Remain Scientific, Please! [en]

[fr] On ne peut pas prendre deux mesures au hasard, en faire un rapport, et espérer qu'il ait un sens. Un peu de rigueur scientifique, que diable!

10.02.2011: Seesmic recently took its video service down. I have the videos but need to put them back online. Thanks for your patience.

Video post prompted by Louis Gray’s Twitter Noise Ratio. I’m still somewhat handicapped and used up my typing quota this morning. corrections: measure time, measure distance (not “speed”) My graphs: Louis Gray's Twitter Noise Updates/Followers Ratio Zoom in to the beginning of the graph: Twitter Noise, extremes removed Attempt to spot trends: Twitter Noise Updates per Followers, annotated Not conclusive. See also: Stowe’s Twitterized Conversational Index — interestingly, Stowe became much more “chatty” on Twitter lately 😉 Update: The Problem With Metrics — a few thoughts on what metrics do to the way we behave with our tools. Confusing ends and means.