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Gaining Twitter Influence!

I sometimes get hooked into reading articles written by social media industry giants who sell you their services via their articles on their giantism on social media.

One today guided me to do several things to improve my status.  And I couldn’t help myself: I went to check his Klout ( which is phonetically how you say “getalife”) score….

But, first I read his article from which I quote him on Klout and similar products:

“Companies like Klout and Twitalyser offer quantitative statistics to compare Twitter Influence based on factors such as follower counts, retweet volumes, list memberships, Facebook ‘likes’, comments and a number of other parameters. However, it’s an emerging and inexact science, with algorithms being revised and improved all the time. Klout recently revised its algorithm resulting in a number of scores being revised significantly, for example.

However, behind all the formulae lies a more fundamental guiding principle: namely the correlation between interesting, well crafted content and engagement.”

a look at his Klout scores yielded some interesting fascinating telling revealing ridiculous results:


And then just to be fair I compared him to someone who I have tried to get to follow me, but to no avail: with his riveting content and despite being an infrequent updater wants nothing to do with this upright mammal.

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    And Hamsterwatch’s scores? Put these in your Social Media wheel and spin ’em!:



Clearly we have a lot to learn.


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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Gaining Twitter Influence!”

  1. ChinaMatton Mar 31st 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Somehow my personal klout score is lower than the corporate account I run. Guess that’s a good thing since I get paid for that account.

  2. adminon Apr 1st 2011 at 1:34 am

    One day this will have real utility….Not yet…
    I was talking to an ad exec in HK about ways to make this meaningful…
    It is going to take a hell of an algorithm….

  3. on Apr 4th 2011 at 10:39 am

    I guess this is a good thing for me? This twitter account & related site has very specific content (updates & commentary about the 24/7 live feeds that the Big Brother summer reality show is based on), I do a minimum of interaction and thus follow relatively few, since I truly “follow” them. I don’t know how any of that applies as far as “influence” but for what it’s worth, my personal account @neonne’s follower count has stalled just short of 1,000 and only attracts spammers, even though I’m far more conversational there and I tweet a wide variety of topics.. go figure. Oh, and I have followed you back now :)

  4. Lonnie Hodgeon Apr 4th 2011 at 11:38 am

    Nice to have you in the mix…

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