What is Authority?

If you do some searches of the major sites announcing Twitter’s Authority debate, you’ll find my rants made on the majority of the comments. It’s driving me nuts that everyone keeps talking about it – and someone even went and build Twitority and Twithority. A better name would have been Search Tweets in Descending Order by Number of Followers. I know, that’s a terribly long name, but this is exactly what it is. It’s not