Visual.ly is a site devoted to showcasing great infographics, and has a few nifty tools for creating your own. A popular one is the “Twitter Account Showdown” – examples of which can be found here and here . These infographics are quite large and impressive-looking, but Visual.ly makes it very easy to produce one. Just plug in two handles, click a button, and after a bit of data crunching, the “slugfest for supremacy” begins. Being the geek that I am, I’ve tried out visual.ly a few times but was always disappointed when the site timed out on me.
So imagine my excitement when, on Friday, I ran across a “Twitter Account Showdown” comparing the twitter feeds of my firm and another firm.
Above the Law dubbed it “the biglaw twitter wars,” blogging about it to almost no fanfare. Certainly the chart is of great interest to me and others in my role, but to the rest of the world? Yeah. Zzzzz.
Needless to say, I found it fascinating. I spent some time looking at the numbers and the actual tweets and twitter histories of both firms, I came up with a few insights gleaned from this “slugfest for #supremacy” (Visual.ly’s words, not mine). Read on to learn more and to see the infographic.