At the July gathering of the Social Media Club of St. Louis, Jason Fiehler, CEO of Infuz, released the findings of a very interesting report. STLTweets.com completed a comprehensive study of the tweets made by St. Louisans during the first six months of 2010. They were able to locate over 220,000 St. Louis Twitter users, and logged almost 5,600,000 tweets they made during the six month period. A great deal of very interesting data was culled from the study (Friday is the biggest usage day, one in seven tweets includes a link, etc).
Near the end of the presentation, the Top 10 Most Influential St. Louis Tweeps were announced. Jason did the countdown from 10 down to 1, and we were pleased to find out that our own Chris Reimer (@RizzoTees) was named the most influential Saint Louis Tweep for the first six months of 2010. Congratulations Chris!
I can still remember the day I started Scorch Agency, over 18 months ago. Sort of a scary but exciting day for me – I was just a guy and a laptop at a desk. On that first day, Chris took the time to send me a congratulatory Direct Message on Twitter. I always appreciated him reaching out to me. Back then he had 15,000 followers. Now he has over 40,000 followers, and he’s tweeted almost 40,000 times. That’s an awful lot of tweeting – don’t worry Chris, we’ll get you the help you need!
Once again, congrats on this “Most Influential” honor. As we go forward, my advice to you is two-fold:
1. Don’t let it go to your head, and no more holding the award over your head like it’s the Stanley Cup.
2. Get better after-party celebration food next time.
Here’s video of the presentation, as taken by our friends at @PioneerSTL. The discussion of St. Louis’s most influential begins at 49:50, and Chris gets a little embarrassed at 54:40.
Thanks again to Jason Fiehler of Infuz, Marc Brooks of STLTweets.com, Hatch Research for hosting, and to the Social Media Club of St. Louis for its continued work in the St. Louis social media community.