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Convincing Others to Say "Yes" (Also known as the Six Weapons of Influence) How do you influence others? © iStockphoto/blackred
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Identifying social influence in networks is critical to understanding how behaviors spread. We present a method that uses in vivo randomized experimentation to identify influence and susceptibility in networks while avoiding the biases inherent in traditional estimates of social contagion. Estimation in a representative sample of 1.3 million Facebook users showed that younger users are more susceptible to influence than older users, men are more influential than women, women influence men more than they influence other women, and married individuals are the least susceptible to influence in the decision to adopt the product offered.
The major problem we have today in the social space when it comes to measuring influence is that we do not yet have a solid definition of what online influence is.
The above video is one of my favorite presentations I’ve given in 2009, an opening keynote at the last San Francisco WordCamp , titled “How to Blog without Killing Yourself”. More than 700 people from 32 countries were in attendance, which made for a wonderful experience. The original title was “Scalable Blogging Behaviors: How to Grow from 1 to 1,000,000 Readers” and the content did not change.
Social media experts give a thumbs down to those that weigh students’ Klout scores too highly in the classroom or an interview.
Michael Wu, Ph.D. is Lithium's Principal Scientist of Analytics, digging into the complex dynamics of social interaction and online communities. He's a regular blogger on the Lithosphere and previously wrote in the Analytic Science blog. You can follow him on Twitter at mich8elwu . Suppose you need to find the influencers for your brand in a community, how would you go about doing this?
The topic on influence and influencers is very complex and continues to baffle the industry. In an attempt to clarify the intricacy of this subject, I presented the foundation and defined what influence really means last time . I also showed how the simplistic definition is insufficient. Moreover, we’ve put this definition to use and explained why the follower count metric shouldn’t contribute to someone’s influence. However, there are still much misunderstanding about influence and how it works.
Sinan Aral New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management; New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences
In a new paper, published today in Science , Sinan Aral , NYU Stern Assistant Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, and his co-author Dylan Walker, a research scientist at Stern, present a new method to measure influence and susceptibility in social networks. Today, finding influentials is all the rage.
Techcrunch recently ran a piece by Michael Wu of Lithium . The following is a response written by Ferenc Huszar , who, prior to joining Peer Index PeerIndex as lead data scientist, was was a PhD student at the Machine Learning Lab at Cambridge University.