Reuters names the top 50 social CEOs

Reuters has named its Top 50 Social CEOs as part of the launch of a new social media  section for journalists and readers called the “Social Pulse”.

Topping the list it will be no surprise to anyone to see Mashable’s Pete Cashmore. He is followed by Oprah Winfrey and new Twitter boy on the block Rupert Murdoch. Less than a month in and the combustible News Corporation CEO is number three. That’s social climbing.

Reuters new social tools are designed to show the most talked-about news, companies and influencers across the web. The first thing visitors see on the page is the news most popular in Reuters social network as well as the official Twitter accounts of its journalists.

You’ll also see its stock sentiment module featuring opinions from hundreds of thousands of sources captured and curated by WiseWindow, which uses keyword analysis, statistical techniques and natural language processing to deliver real-time and predictive data.

The ‘Reuters & Klout 50′ ranks America’s most social CEOs. The list also includes includes Alisa Miller of Public Radio International, Mark Bertolini of Aetna, Perry Chen of Kickstarter, and Angela Ahrendts of Burberry. Here’s the full list.

From the Reuters blog: “Just as important as these partnerships is the wonderful work being done on social networks within Reuters. Anthony De Rosa, who does not like it when I brag about him, is our social media editor, chief liveblogger and tech video journalist. He has been called the “undisputed king of Tumblr” by the New York Times, named one of NBC New York’s top 20 people to follow on Twitter and is liked by Anthony Bourdain (which may be the most impressive feat of the three). If you’re not already following him on every social network possible, this page will show you how to. It will also show you what Anthony is liveblogging, what video he’s just done, etc., so you can keep up with him on and off the site.”