Robin Good: Influencers are those individuals who have enough reputation, credibilityand expertise to affect your interests and choices. That's a very valuable commercial proposition for marketers. But how do you find these influencers.
Some interesting alternatives are starting to emerge, beyond the popularity-based score-based reputation services as Klout and Peerindex.
Jure Klepic reports on this: “Who are these influencers and how DO we find them?
Is there some way of identifying those people who are connected to a critical mass of easily influenced people?"
The article analyzes some of the shortcomings of the approaches used today, while highlighting some of the new and more interesting services that focus on helping you or your company identify key influencers in a specific niche.
Informative. Useful. 7/10
Via Robin Good