The Tweeter Will Inherit The Perks
The Influential Tweeter will be the benefactor of choice jobs, great deals, and preferential treatment according to their social media status. Sounds ridiculous right? Onslaughts of companies are rating the social influence of millions of Linkedin, Twitter, and the mother of social media Facebook users.
The criteria that will determine if you’re an "influencer" at least on PeerIndex it seems to me very subjective. I couldn't resist checking out my "Social Capital" and despite the fact I've published 36 articles on Technorati with original cartoons designed by me, 250,000 people visit my website and blog since Jan 1, 2011 and I've designed and maintain other blogs and websites that are trafficking - well I'm a zero.
Aforementioned credentials are not to toot my own horn so to speak but I've spent a good many years saturating the web with albeit non-mainstream ideas and causes that should at least rate a number higher than zero right? Guess not without any viral videos to my credit there won’t be any free in flight peanuts for me anymore.
Collecting "Friends and Followers" political stature or even the almighty star power doesn't guarantee a great influence score, some technophiles believe social scoring will be a more democratic process very useful for building that personal brand budding webolites need for selling themselves to future employers, financial institutions, or those value added coupon packages of samples sent via snail mail. Critics have already pointed an obvious flaw in this numerical social scoring; treating people according to a social rating seems to be the front runner.
What about people who vehemently abhor the whole online social community? Will their lack of influence negate contributions they could make to a business or real life community? Let's face it anytime we associate numerical value to anything life related we create "haves" and "have not’s." look at the damage a bad credit report does to someone, if you have had a medical disaster that has bankrupt you, your life is very different right down to where you get to live.
Do we really want value assigned to our online alter egos? Admit it most people embellish their online credentials from how they look to what they've accomplished just to look more appealing to throngs of "webolites" living vicariously through a perceived self-imagine.