Someone turned me onto a new tool called Klout that more or less manages your reach and influence on Twitter. They’ve got a fancy methodology for doing so… it’s very detailed. I only understand the basics and realize that these kinda things can be hard to measure and that a tool that ranked people based on their kindness or touchiness or hawt sexy awesomeness would be a lot more interesting… nonetheless I’ve tinkered with the Klout tool a bit and generated this list of Top 20 Vancouver Twitter Peeps Based on Their Klout Score.
@greatdismal — William Gibson 75
@kk — Kris KrÃ¼g 67
@smuttysteff — Steffani Cameron 61
@VanCityBuzz — Van City Buzz 59
@Miss604 — Rebecca Bollwitt 58
@thenetworkhub — The Network Hub 56
@kulpreetsingh — kulpreet singh 54
@DougCoupland — Doug Coupland 54
@MichaelTao — Michael Tao 53
@hummingbird604 — Raul Pacheco 53
@AnthonyFloyd — Anthony Floyd 52
@KyeGrace — Kye_Grace 50
@raincoaster — Lorraine Murphey 49
@hosea24hours — Hosea Cheung 48
@ColleenCoplick — Colleen Coplick 48
@Kardboard — AJ 47
@digitalkvan — Nadia Aly 47
@jason_baker — Jason Baker 45
@gayvancouver — Gay Vancouver 45
@JohnChow — John Chow 45
@mozy19 — Richard Loat 44
@jeremylim — Jeremy Lim 44
@sjagger — Stephen Jagger 44
@trishussey — Tris Hussey 44
Criticize as you may… I don’t post this for any sorta ego stroke but because for power-users of Twitter the data yielded by Klout is fascinating. Who influences you? Who is influenced by you? Which the topics you talk about online do people engage with the most?
I also noticed that Hootsuite just recently added Klout scores next to all users profile information. Useful way to at-a-glance figure out what some is all about.
A couple of notes:
a) Scores change over time so this list will date itself. Click through the links to see current scores.
b) This list is generated by the location field filled in by Twitter users. The script used to generate it isn’t perfect so it’s possible someone who should be on this list isn’t. If you let me know I will update it.
Thanks to Greg Narin and Megan Berry of Klout for helpin pull this lil expirament together.
UPDATE: Missed @gayvancouver with a 45 Klout score. Have updated the list.
UPDATE: Missed @greatdismal with a 75 Klout score. Have updated the list.
UPDATE: Missed @vancitybuzz with a 59 Klout score. Have updated the list.
UPDATE: Missed @raincoaster with a 49 Klout score. Have updated the list.