One of Dayton’s “most influential tweeters,” according to Dayton Business Journal

scan of front page of Dayton Business Journal "Most influential tweeters" image from May 19 2013

Esrati named one of Dayton’s most influential tweeters

Dayton Business Journal lists are sort of like David Letterman’s top ten lists- they have one every week, sometimes two or three. You have to be kinda in the know to understand that they aren’t scientific or even very accurate, but, still- it’s nice for them to recognize me and a couple of people I know, respect and follow:

David Esrati @esrati 512 Twitter Followers. – Esrati uses Twitter to promote his blog and his own campaign for City Commission, as well as to commentate on the mayoral election and controversial issues in the city of Dayton.

via Who to follow on Twitter in Dayton (Slideshow) – Dayton Business Journal.

I also tweet as @thenextwave about marketing and advertising, although not as often as on @esrati.

It’s the cover story of May 10,2013 issue.

Congrats to @MissMaha @DavidEBowman @DebbieLieberman client @JenKuhnPR @DaytonDining @PatriceHall @RichardJkaiser @RickCartwright @SeanCreighton @SharonAKA @ShelbyQ y’all keep it interesting.


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There is no such word as “commentate.”

David Lauri

Dad claims, “There is no such word as ‘commentate.’ ”
Ah, the never-ending battle of prescriptivist grammarians.
Descriptivist grammarians would disagree with you, Dad, having observed “commentate” in the wild since the late 18th century. See which says “commentate” was first spotted in 1794, or see, which says:

Since the late 18th century, commentate  has been used transitively with the meaning “to annotate” and, since the mid 19th, intransitively with the meaning “to make explanatory or critical comments.” These uses are now rare. Recently, commentate  has developed the additional transitive sense “to deliver a commentary on” and the intransitive sense “to serve as a commentator.” These uses are occasionally criticized as journalistic jargon.

You can “criticize [commentate] as journalistic jargon,” but you can’t deny that it’s a word. Try to keep people from using “commentate” if you like; I guess there are worse hobbies.

Another Public Servant
Another Public Servant

wow…  David, you need to come up with something more insightful and interesting to blog about.  Apparently when nobody has a strong opinion, we move into discussions of the english language?  btw…  if you can’t use the word “commentate”, then you can’t use the word “commentator”, as without commentation, there would be no commentatoration…   (sorry, kind of a slow day here…)

Another Public Servant
Another Public Servant

But, just so you know, I am impressed you made the list.  I would subscribe to your Twitter feed, but I am drawing the line at getting involved in Twitter…