There are a number of tools in development for measuring social media influence, including:
Klout seems to be the leader, but still has a lot of room for both improvement and adoption.
Because Klout is the leader, more people seem to be putting work into gaming their Klout scores. I bumped my own Klout from 39 to 61 with a few days of heavy tweeting. The official explanation of the Klout score is here: Klout Score.
Most Klout optimization seems to be the same as general Twitter optimization:
- Tweet more
- Get more followers
- Get more mentions
- Get more retweets
I've figured out a few tricks for doing those things over the last week, but that is a topic for another thread.