WUWT: The newest entry on climate social media leaderboard

The encouraging news is that WUWT is beating Andy Revkin’s “Dot Earth”, Climate Central, and “any weather event is AGW” CAP paid-for-activist Brad Johnson, see the screencap:

WUWT_social_rank

Source: SustMeme Climate Change & Energy

Of course Al Gore is #1, thanks mainly to his army of mindless unquestioning people and collection of automated Gorebots. WUWT will never be #1, because we don’t cheat like Gore does. While I know some of you think Twitter is a waste of time, it does have one redeeming value: You can communicate directly with people that won’t bother to answer your email and their followers will also see it.

I’ve noted more and more the move to discussions on Twitter, like the one with Tamsin Edwards yesterday that sparked this Josh cartoon. What seems to be the pathway is that some ideas get tried out on Twitter, then they get written up in blogs. So, it has a some value.

Readers that want to see WUWT’s global reach move up on the leaderboard can help by doing a few simple things:

1. If you don’t have a Twitter account yet, get one, and follow WUWT here.

2. If you see a Tweet from WUWT that interests you, retweet it. This magnifies the reach, and it only takes two seconds.

3. WUWT also has a Facebook discussion page. If you have a Facebook account, consider doing a “like” and sharing WUWT content and Tweets on your own Facebook page or the pages of others who might find it interesting.

Of course, if social media is a non-starter for you, that’s OK too, I used to think that way at one time, but I learned it does get ideas shared and discussed which often lead to larger more productive discussions and essays on traditional media and blogs.

h/t to Tom Nelson for his question yesterday:

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27 thoughts on “WUWT: The newest entry on climate social media leaderboard

  1. Daryl Hannah is #9 on the list. That demonstrates the headwinds of drivel that will forever keep WUWT lower on the rating chart than it should be.

    Ultimately, though, the truth will come out and the truth will eventually drown out the drivel.

  2. Nice to see a WUWT impact in Tweetland. : )

    I have been following WUWT (and a couple dozen skeptics / skeptical sites) on Twitter since I first opened my Twitter acct in Sept 2012.

    Although I have not been initiating activity in using Twitter for the past year, it does give me mini-snapshots of some of the climate dialog developments.

    I guess I could be more engaged in initiation of Tweets and in re-Tweets. I will try out engaging more.

    John

  3. re:’Daryl’

    heh …. brings to mind this from the Bob Newhart show:

    “Hi, I’m Larry; this is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl.”

  4. You can communicate directly with people that won’t bother to answer your email and their followers will also see it.

    Until Mann (and many other cAGWers) blocks you for asking awkward questions

  5. Thanks for the info. I’m not much into social media, but my daughter is hitting me over the head to get a Facebook account, and my wife’s relatives in Korea (my wife’s Korean) are starting to send me invitations to join. So guess I’ll have to go with the flow.

  6. Can’t find skepticalscience, don’t really care enough to look harder than I did. Weird. Congrats Anthony!

  7. Auto is an old f@r| – over forty years in shipping – no twitter, no pace800k for me.
    I appreciate the need, but I’m probably too old.
    – Ah Struggle with Link-in, do I, yes, frankly.
    Indeed, I just about manage to control emails – three sites – most of the time.

    I have things to do, so simply cannot be poring over a screen 24/7/365.

    Win the lottery – I’ll try. I’ll really try.
    Until then, I wish all WUWT Twitterrees [sic] well!

    Auto

  8. Why is everybody knocking Daryl Hannah? Rumour is that she MAY reveal all her talent on the proposed AGU calendar.

    If not May, then that 13th month, whatever it is.

  9. “WUWT will never be #1, because we don’t cheat like Gore does.”

    But you do give instructions to your readers how to game the ratings! :D

  10. Congrats, but I am not into tweets, but like to see the latest on bush fires in Oz being a product on climate change they forget some of our native trees have adapted to bush fires, and regenerate, well before any one lived on this island continent.

  11. Signed up with WUWT. Prefer to read the blog, but read a few tweeters after the lights are out and the cogs are still spinning. Puts me to sleep. Got to only retweet the good stuff though, a lot of retweets are dull, dull, dull.

  12. I haven’t joined Twitter, since I can’t think of anything of importance that could be communicated with 140 characters or less. Not even a good joke, a limerick, or much less a valid scientific argument. I’ll rely on those who do twitter to inform me of any marvelous revelations.

  13. Have both, but it’s months since I’ve looked at them. Way more to read and check out than I have time for already.

  14. The utilization of # tags can lead to trending topics on twitter. For example #antarcticicerecord embedded in a series of tweets and retweets can lead to the topic showing on the trends list. This would drive Gore and Mann nuts and allow the skeptic perspective to break through the news blackout.

  15. Mikey Mann can only block you from annoying him directly. You can still post tweets with the #michaelmann hash-tag and his paranoid self will doubtless see them being as self-absorbed as he is. Not to mention hundreds or even thousands of others who will see it as well. Feel free to show him any degree of disrespect that you think is appropriate.

  16. Congratulations, Mr. Watts!

    Of course, if social media is a non-starter for you, that’s OK too…

    I was about to relent a couple years ago, when a series of coronal mass ejections came roaring out of esp. Facebook. Not that I”m that worried about CMEs, but with this kind of action going on (continuing since), one has a plausible defense for demurring.
    ===

    I’ve followed a considerable concern among the WordPress community, that the focus is shifting so much to social, that real sites & blogs, with real content, are being somewhat sidelined, as people devote their limited attention to SM (partly because it demands/requires, less). Matt Mullenweg is scrambling, to bring more & better social-like attributes to WP … without notable success.

    I’ve ‘lost’ blogs I liked, because they went to Facebook comments.

    I dunno … but at least I come around and bump the viewer-stats… ;)

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