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Independent: Robert Peston is most influential UK journalist on Twitter

March 1st, 2012Posted by in Social media and blogging

The Independent and i have today published their “Twitter 100” of the “most powerful Britons on Twitter”.

Richard Branson tops the overall list, with Peston, the BBC’s business editor, named at number 29.

Journalists and media figures take up a third of the top 100.

The Independent and i used PeerIndex, which measures online influence, to rank the Twitterati.

Peston also now tops the Journalism.co.uk-compiled PeerIndex #J100 list of journalists on Twitter, collated last year, and the growing #UKJourn master list of journalists on Twitter.

Journalists/media – ranking in top 100 in brackets

Robert Peston (29)
Felix Salmon (36)
Hilary Alexander (36)
Cory Doctorow (38)
Faisal Islam (38)
Paul Mason (38)
Paul Waugh (46)
Sunny Hundal (46)
Tim Bradshaw (46)
Johnathan Freedland (49)
Andrew Sparrow (54)
Sandra Hagelstam (56)
Charles Arthur (56)
Caitlin Moran (60)
Medhi Hasan (60)
Neal Mann (62)
Laura Kuenssberg (62)
Phil McNulty (65)
Rory Cellan-Jones (65)
Alastair Campbell (65)
George Monbiot (67)
Susanna Lau (69)
Alberto Nardelli (73)
India Knight (73)
David Bradley (73)
Alan Rusbrridger (77)
Milo Yiannopoulos (77)
Jemima Khan (80)
Andrew Lewis (80)
Roger Highfield (84)
Fraser Nelson (87)
Ian Mansfield (87)
David Stringer (90)
Giles Coren (90)

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