The actual degree of influence that someone has when it comes to tweeting is not something which could be easily ascertained, for the mere reason that Twitter is so huge that a system for measuring up so many variables simultaneously in real time is a bit had to devise. Still, a site like Klout makes me think that we are slowly getting there.
Essentially, Klout will let you measure anybody’s influence across the social web by executing three different types of searches: by username, by topic, and by list. Once you have launched the relevant one, you will be capable of seeing both who the current influencers are, and how many of these influencers have engaged into a conversation as regards that specific topic.
Klout itself carries out a semantic analysis in order to determine not only what a person is talking about but also how many are actually listening to that and acting in consequence. Each person actually receives a score that goes from 1 to 100. That means you can see the degree of influence that someone has more or less at a glance, and know who are these individuals you should look out for when you immerse yourself in the social depths of the WWW.
Klout.com In Their Own Words
“Measuring influence across the social web.”
Why Klout.com It Might Be A Killer
Measuring the actual influence someone has on the web has always been a common concern. A service such as this one will let anybody have a readier chance to do that.