What Determines Influence?

I’ve just been reading What Determines Influence? at my friend, Saul Fleischman’s blog.

It’s a good question!

In terms of Social Media measurement 2 sites are bandied around a lot:
http://klout.com and http://peerindex.net , each measuring influence differently.

I suspect, past performance being a true measure, these sites will give way to a bigger and better sites in a 3/4 year time frame so they must keep reinventing to stay ahead of the game.

Look me up at http://klout.com/aypee and at http://www.peerindex.net/aypee

According to Klout’s measurements:

Arthur Partridge is an Explorer:
“You actively engage in the social web, constantly trying out new ways to interact and network. You’re exploring the ecosystem and making it work for you. Your level of activity and engagement shows that you “get it”, we predict you’ll be moving up”

I would say that is accurate but my score floats around the 70 mark (– 69 today –) so there is little movement but I do get the significance of Social Media.

At Peerindex, I am measured by my topics and my sources and a finger print is produced to show my performance against 8 benchmarked topics and my Audience, Activity and Authority.

Both driven by what I say and when I say it and to whom but unless I change my topics the results will stay the same and will ultimately lower – so I must keep reinventing myself to stay ahead of the game

Social media is about Relationships and I agree with Saul’s statement
“In order to build accurate models that measure influence and help businesses understand who to interact with to improve their bottom line, we need to study and understand the relationships between people. In other words, who trusts who about what?

This also stands true for personal interaction – it is about trust

http://www.ecademy.com/account.php?id=8In December I went to see Thomas Power talk about Digital Coaching and his chosen words “Open, Random and Supportive” certainly provided clarity to me, not only about Social Media but about relationships themselves.

Have a look at your relationships to see which ones work and which ones don’t and then assess how “Open, Random and Supportive” you are being 
both in your conversation on Social Media (the internet) and off (at home, work and in the real world).

What determines influence?

You do, by how you are being much more so than what you talking about.
True, what you talk about is important BUT if you don’t have the right state, it makes no difference – that is probably why the best politicians do not survive.

Who knows. The state that http://empireavenue.com is invoking in people may just be proving these points.


Sources Saul Fleishman http://osakabentures.com/category/english-blog-posts/
Thomas Power
Peerindex http://www.peerindex.net/aypee 


Psychic Girlfriend


ghost-6-30-10[1]“I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.”

~ Unassigned

source: various websites image screencrave.com

If you know who actually said, please let me know.



England’s National Day (St. George’s Day)

St George's DaySt George is the patron saint of England and to celebrate in England, this is the National Day of England. However, many countries observe St George’s Day

St George’s Day include England, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Republic of Macedonia. Cities include Moscow in Russia, Genova in Italy, Ljubljana in Slovenia, Beirut in Lebanon, Qormi and Victoria in Malta and many others. It is also celebrated in the old kingdoms and counties of the Crown of Aragon in Spain—Aragon, Catalonia, Valencia, and Palestine.

St George’s Day is known as the Feast of Saint George by Palestinians and is celebrated in the Monastery of Saint George in al-Khader, near Bethlehem. It is also known as Georgemas.

Besides the 23 April feast, some Orthodox Churches have additional feasts dedicated to St George. The country of Georgia celebrates the feast St George on 10 November (Julian Calendar), which currently falls on 23 November (Gregorian Calendar). The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates the dedication of the Church of St George in Kiev by Yaroslav I the Wise in 1051 on 26 November (Julian Calendar), which currently falls on the Gregorian 9 December.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia

Saint George oil painting by Raphael

‘Live in’ Maid

from Really funny jokes-Live in maid

A husband and his wife advertised for a live-in maid to cook and do the housework. They hired a lovely lass for the job.
She worked out fine, was a good cook, was polite, and kept the house neat.

One day, after about six months, she came in and said she would have to quit.
“But why?” asked the disappointed wife.
She hummed and har’ed and said she didn’t want to say, but the wife was persistent, so finally she said, “Well on my day off a couple of months ago I met this good-looking fellow from over in the next county, and well, I’m pregnant.”

The wife said, “Look, we don’t want to lose you. My husband and I don’t have children, and we’ll adopt your baby if you will stay.”
She talked to her husband; he agreed, and the maid said she would stay. The baby came, they adopted it, and all went well.

After several months though, the maid came in again and said that she would have to quit. The wife questioned her, found out that she was pregnant again, talked to her husband, and offered to adopt the baby if she would stay. She agreed, had the baby, they adopted it, and life went on as usual.

In a few months, however, she again said she would have to leave. Same thing. She was pregnant. They made the same offer, she agreed, and they adopted the third baby.
She worked for a week or two, but then said, “I am definitely leaving this time.”

“Don’t tell me you’re pregnant again?” asked the lady of the house.
“No,” she said, “there are just too many kids here to pick up after.”

Joke  shortfunnyjoke.blogspot.com

Eh… What’s up, doc?



Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive.

~ Bugs Bunny



Bugs Bunny

Star of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies films  produced by Warner Brothers, he starred in 163 films and made cameo appearances in 3 others

Bugs was born in 1940, in Brooklyn, New York, under Ebbets Field, the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers and according to Bugs, he was the only “Only One Grey hare”

His  Flatbush accent and his voice was originally supplied by Mel Blanc and he is the most prominent of the Looney Tunes characters

Source: Quotes various Bio and graphic from Wikipedia

Failing Support

A woman’s husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she stayed by his bedside every single day. When he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer.

As she sat by him, he said, “You know what? You have been with me all through the bad times. When I got fired, you were there to support me. When my business failed, you were there. When I got shot, you were by my side. When we lost the house, you gave me support. When my health started failing, you were still by my side… You know what?”

“What dear?” She asked gently.

“I think you bring me bad luck.”

source thejokeyard.com
image 3.bp.blogspot.com