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October 21, 2011

TBD Names Doug Mataconis Among “The 51 D.C. Journalists with the Most Klout”

by Stephen Littau

Liberty Papers contributor Doug Mataconis has been named by a D.C. website called TBD as one of “The 51 D.C. Journalists with the Most Klout.”

According to the website the criteria for making this distinguished list is as follows:

If Twitter is a popularity contest, then Klout is the judge. Using an algorithm that factors “true reach,” “amplification,” and “network impact,” the website assigns every tweep a score, on a scale of 1 to 100. It’s not perfect, but nonetheless, here’s how Klout scored notable members of D.C.’s press corps.

Doug made the list at number 46 with a score of 74. This is what the site had to say about Doug:

Doug Mataconis: 74
“Lawyer, libertarian, Yankee fan. Very Opinionated, ‘Hell bound sinner,’ blogger.” Sample tweet: “OMG the extent to which these people don’t understand what Senate Reconciliation means is incredible #EconDebate.” Followers: 5,456


In addition to writing here* at The Liberty Papers, Doug is a contributor to Outside the Beltway, writes at his own blog called Below the Beltway, and as mentioned above, very active on Twitter with an impressive following.

On behalf of all of us here at The Liberty Papers, congratulations Doug!

*Not as often as in the past but still offers some solid posts when he does.

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2 Comments

  1. That confirms Mataconis’ behavior in 2008 perfectly. And it accentuates anything else he ever has to say on this blog (for the negative). V E R Y glad for this little blurb.

    Comment by procopius — October 22, 2011 @ 4:55 pm
  2. Might as well call Mataconis “The Beltway” not like this wasn’t obvious… but now it’s pretty much trumpeted.

    Comment by procopius — October 22, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

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