HEY HEY HEY! My portfolio was featured in this article! Cool beans!
Interesting web/social site that measures your online influence by connecting to your facebook, twitter, and linked in and doing a little analytical mumbo jumbo. I was perusing my former agency’s blog and saw that their very active new intern, Sterling Smith, posted a video and short article on this. It’s nice to see people using that blog I designed. Anyway, this is very interesting stuff. The short article she wrote on how employers are using this service to measure against possible employees was an interesting read as well.
Saying that, it is what it is. A popularity contest. I mean it’s fun & useful to look at and see how you made your mark on the internet/your personal network. There’s all sorts of cool stats and charts and figures, some more accurate than others. Hell, this kind of service definitely makes sense for people claiming to be “social media experts” (God I hate that title, know how the internet and online community works does not make you an expert, it makes you LIKE EVERYONE ELSE). If you’re braggin’ about your online presensence your score better back that $#%! up.
I’m just saying, you’re naturally going to want to hear flattering comments from the internet about what a great boyfriend you are. Wining, dining, flowers and junk. Apparently my ranking is “conversationalist”:
You love to connect and always have the inside scoop. Good conversation is not just a skill, it’s an art. You might not know it, but when you are witty, your followers hang on every word.
I felt like I was reading my horoscope. Mildly amused, but didn’t take too much stock in what they were personally saying about me.
I mean, they said one of the topics I was a big influencer of was beer. I can count on 2 hands over the past 5 years I’ve mentioned beer on twitter. I feel like they might be saying something different if they were pulling the rss feed from my tumblr. Probably dork of the highest order.
Anywho. This stuff is fascinating to look over. Check it out. Oh, and great design.