Big Data Republic Names @kdnuggets Top Big Data Tweeter

May 21, 2013

LONDON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Big Data Republic ( has announced the judge's selection of top 20 big data names to follow on Twitter, with @kdnuggets (a.k.a. Gregory Piatetsky) the clear winner.

Using the #bigdata100 list (generated via community nominations and PeerIndex) as a starting point, judges chose their top seven big data tweeters, with votes counted up to create the final list. The final list, with judge's comments, can be found at

Site Editor Saul Sherry explains: "We have a very passionate community at Big Data Republic, and tools like PeerIndex end up being quite divisive. So we decided to use the PeerIndex system to give us a top 100, before handing this list over to some informed experts to make the final, must-follow list. These are the Twitter accounts you need to be following if you are passionate about how data transforms businesses and the wider world."

The top 20 accounts:

  1. @kdnuggets
  2. @kirkdborne
  3. @revodavid   
  4. @hmason's
  5. @sethgrimes
  6. @todd_park
  7. @biscorecard 
  8. @data_nerd
  9. @dataenthusiast
  10. @marcusborba
  11. @peteskomoroch
  12. @marie_wallace
  13. @ydemontcheuil
  14. @mikeolson
  15. @ratzesberger
  16. @simplystats
  17. @williammcknight
  18. @eric_kavanagh
  19. @dhenschen
  20. @datagenius

The judging panel:

  • Gil Press, Managing Partner, gPress
  • Daniel D. Gutierrez, Data Scientist and Big Data Republic blogger
  • James Robinson, Co-Founder, OpenSignal
  • Bill Franks, Analytics-focused speaker, blogger, consultant, and author of Taming The Big Data Tidal Wave; also Chief Analytics Officer, Global Alliance Programs, Teradata
  • Fritz Nelson, Vice President, Editorial Director, InformationWeek Business Technology
  • James M. Connolly, US Correspondent, Big Data Republic
  • Saul Sherry, Editor, Big Data Republic

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