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.

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