How important is influence on the Web? My friend Micah Baldwin recently called Influence the New Hotness. I agree, Influence is hot and it is nothing new though the currency has changed. Just a few years back the most important currency was incoming links to your website, now it is real-time re-tweets via Twitter or "likes" on Facebook's news feed. The social tools today are enabling people to influence the Web via real-time communications.
With Twitter being a hot tool that is empowering people to influence others, I was curious to see just how influential I am on Twitter. Thanks to Filtrbox you can now answer that very question by simply entering your Twitter username and clicking submit. Filtrbox just launched the Twitter Influence Checker today and I got chance to give it a try. It turns out my Twitter account @frankgruber has a Twitter Influence score of 8 out for 10.
Filtrbox scores Twitter users on a 1-10 scale (10 being the highest) based on data available in the user's profile. They have created a simple algorithm that takes into account the number of friends, followers, posts and Twitter signup date. I assume there is probably some other secret sauce that also weighs in on the score. Filtrbox's Twitter influence scoring is also available via an API.
Filtrbox, a TechStars startup based in Boulder, Colorado, also offers a solid monitoring toolset that I reviewed previously as they demoed at TECH cocktail Boulder 1.
Check out your Twitter influence here.