Twego (n): a Twitter user’s proportion of followers to people they follow, as reached by the following equation:
Where n1=the number of people that follow you and n2=the number of people you follow.
For instance, n1 for me (at 11:50 a.m. on March 28, 2011) is 19. n2 is 57. Therefore, I have a Twego of .33%
Matt Drudge, curator of all things conservative, has an n1 of 30,064 and an n2 of 0; giving him a Twego that is off the charts (would you expect anything less from Matt?).
Different iterations of the Twego formula will surely be authored in the coming months as this new area of research is explored by academics from all backgrounds. In fact, the Twego word and formula may already have been coined. However, if they have not, I am hereby laying digital claim to this new word and its accompanying formula. #goldmine
Suggestions for academic research:
- A formula for charting the margin of error for people who pad their Twego numbers by dropping people they follow.
- A formula that adjusts for Twitter celebs that have an outrageous amount of followers. How do these Twegomaniacs (#whammy!) stack up to the rest of us after their celeb status is accounted for?
Update: A quick search of the internet has revealed that the word “Twego Maniac” exists. As found in the Urban Dictionary: “A person who obsessively tweets about themselves working and how busy they are, it’s surprising they have time to Twitter.”
However, the word Twego and its formula seem to remain unclaimed…#callmylawyer