Things are looking decidedly different this month. That’s because I’ve had to dump TweetLevel as the tool to measure Twitter influence. It’s been on the fritz for several weeks now. I contacted Edelman (the company behind the tool) about the problem and the reply was that the company is working with Twitter to solve the problem and that they’ll let me know when things are sorted. But I missed doing the Isle of Man rankings last month and didn’t want to extend the break.
So this month, for first time ever I’ve used Klout as the tool to measure influence. I didn’t really want to do this because, although Klout is a much-respected tool, it considers Facebook and Twitter into its evaluations. From the Klout site:
The scores range from 1 to 100 with higher scores representing a wider and stronger sphere of influence. Klout uses over 35 variables on Facebook and Twitter to measure true reach, amplification probability, and network score.
So the scores in the right-hand table don’t reflect just Twitter influence, but also take Facebook into account. And, there are plans afoot to include personal blogs into the Klout score too.
I fear that these tables are now a bit like comparing apples and oranges. But then again, it’s all just a bit of fun and to show that just because you are popular on Twitter (Grader) doesn’t mean you have influence (Klout).
To ensure you’re in with a chance of being included in next month’s table, make sure you list your Twitter profile on Twitter Grader and Klout. Remember, only profiles associated with a human name are included. That way regular folks are not competing with big brands and news services for visability.
If I’ve made any mistakes or omissions I do apologise. Please let me know about them and I’ll endeavour to fix it next month.
|Twitter Popularity (Grader)||Twitter Influence (Klout)|
|@mbageekdotcom (100%)||@sherrilynne (64*)|
|@beckiicruel (100%)||@beckiicruel (60*)|
|@stuartbaggs (100%)||@lalalambrit (54*)|
|@sherrilynne (100%)||@mbageekdotcom (54*)|
|@derekrichardson (100%)||@derekrichardson (52*)|
|@alexharrissm (98.6%)||@listen_to_dom (52*)|
|@harbourcreek (98.7%)||@moogc (48*)|
|@jamesqtt (98.7%)||@alexharrissm (48*)|
|@lalalambrit (97.1%)||@programx (47*)|
|@purplecatcorner (97%)||@amadeus_iom (47*)|
|@lottieb (97.1%)||@LHCollision (47*)|
|@jadeboylan (95.9%)||@Llanigan (47*)|
|@manxiefi (96.0%)||@nickop (46*)|
|@anglawrence (95.9%)||@purplecatcorner (46*)|
|@listen_to_dom (95.2%)||@anglawrence (46*)|
|@OwenC (94%)||@jadeboylan (44*)|
|@moogc (94%)||@OwenC (44*)|
|@programx (94%)||@masticatingmanx (43*)|
|@johnquirkbooks (94%)||@pablo100 (40*)|
|@amadeus_iom (93%)||@johnquirkbooks (39*)|
@stuartbaggs not listed on klout
- December 2010: Isle of Man’s Twitter top 20
- November 2010: Isle of Man Twitter top 20
- October 2010: Isle of Man Twitter top 10