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‘Most Influential New Yorkers on Twitter’ List Is Slightly Surprising

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We don’t doubt the algorithms of social analytics company PeerIndex. We were, however, mildly surprised by the results of their most influential New York tweeters study featured today in New York magazine.

Some are obvious: mayors de Blasio and Bloomberg, Bill Clinton, Neil deGrass Tyson, Jimmy Fallon, and…French Montana? Is that Miley’s long-lost brother?

Just kidding. We know he’s a rapper because we do research. We also assume that Piers Morgan comes in at #4 due to the recent failure of his CNN show and the fact that he’s not afraid to call out his haters from his comfy spot beneath the bridge.

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New York Times Public Editor Wins Social Media

Looks like The New York Times has finally decided to place both feet firmly in the 21st century.

The “paper of record” suffered a few days of bad PR this week thanks to a “walk out” organized by 375 unionized employees, but the newest member of the Times management team has received excellent marks: recently appointed public editor Margaret Sullivan.

How did she win media plaudits? By being bold: A perfect example may be the public smackdown she issued to “Talk” writer Andrew Goldman today for repeatedly asking female interview subjects whether they ever used sex to advance their careers.

As New York Magazine’s Joe Coscarelli notes, Sullivan’s predecessor Arthur Brisbane hesitated to join the digital world, arguing in an exit interview that the PE job “is not a conversation”. But his replacement clearly sees things in a different light. She posts on her “Public Editor’s Journal” blog nearly every day, encouraging debates over controversial issues like Jack Welch’s nutty number-fudging conspiracy theories and the Times’ continued use of the term “illegal immigrant” in the face of protests by advocacy groups and activists.

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