I’ve had the impression for a while now that Don Allen (of Poopgate fame) and I have different perspectives on the world. For example, I’ve never made up a lie about a member of our community supposedly taking a photo of a prostitute defecating on a house, while Don Allen has. But, that’s not the only difference.
I thought it would be fun to try to quantify the differences. Here is one take: Twitter followers and follows. Maybe our sources of news on Twitter have some influence over how we see the world? I’m not sure. But I do know that there are some stark differences in who follows each of us and who we choose to follow. Let’s start with followers:
The Venn diagram above shows how many followers Don Allen and I have in common. The size of the circles depicts the relative number of followers and the overlap of the two circles shows how many followers we have in common. Clearly, not many. In fact, only one Twitter user follows both of us: @UnitedWayTC.
Now, let’s look at who we both follow on Twitter:
Again, we show very little overlap. In fact, there are only two people that both Don and I follow on Twitter: David Brauer (@dbrauer) and RT Rybak (@mayorrtrybak).
As the diagram shows, Don (at @IBNNNEWS) follows a lot more people on Twitter than I do (717 vs 242 as of this writing). So I became curious to find out who the 715 people are that Don follows and I don’t. I found out that Don follows porn star, Devon Michaels:
Or porn star, Jayla Starr:
Or porn star, Karlie Montana:
Or any of the other porn stars Don Allen follows on Twitter:
Yes, I could go on, but you could just go see for yourself (I think you need to be logged in to a Twitter account to see this).
Again, this is the guy the Minneapolis Public Schools has contracted with for marketing services.