As SXSW Interactive moves into its second day, we can now summarize the Top 50 Influencers and Outreachers for Day 1. Nearly 27,000 people used the #SXSW hashtag in their tweets over the course of the day.
The Kred-powered SXSW Leaderboard reveals yesterday’s top influencers were @sxsw itself, @JayZ (for the excitement around his show at SXSW Music next week) and @subwayfreshbuzz. The highest ranking people at SXSWi were @chrisbrogan, @jaredleto (who also had one of the day’s most popular retweets) and @guykawasaki. Last year we blogged at O’Reilly Radar about @chrisbrogan’s role as the ‘Champion’ of SXSW 2011. Can he pull it off again this year?
We calculate Influence and Outreach as separate scores, so the Top Outreachers reflect a completely different set of people, led by @TonyaHallRadio with nearly twice as many Outreach Points as the next group – @sxswp and the two community managers for taap.it, @Cesc1234 and @Landrabuson.
Here are the Top 7 Influencers and Outreachers for March 9. The rest of the Top 50 can be seen after the jump.
Visit the SXSW Kred Events Leaderboard any time during SXSW to get real time updates on its most influential people. The board resets daily at midnight Austin time, assuring a new set of influence and outreach leaders will be visible every day. You can also visit our FAQ on our fully transparent scoring system.