The director of HP's Social Computing Lab Dr Benado A Huberman believes he has cracked the formula for Twitter influence, creating an algorithm to analyse a Twitter account's stature.
A nine-page document has been posted online – it has graphs and everything – which tries its best to separate influence from popularity.
This can only be a good thing, considering the amount of bots on the service which garner thousands of users.
Pay it forward
In the study, Huberman notes: "This study shows that the correlation between popularity and influence is weaker than it might be expected. This is a reflection of the fact that for information to propagate in a network, individuals need to forward it to the other members, thus having to actively engage rather than passively read it and cease to act on it."
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So, if your Tweets are re-tweeted on a regular occasion, then it seems you are deemed to be more influential regardless of the amount of followers you have.
We are assuming that @TechRadar had a day off tweeting when the list was compiled.