Klout is the new standard for influence, identifying influencers on topics across the social web.
Tips for increasing your Klout Score
As Megan Berry suggested on the Official Klout Website, the top tips for increasing your Klout Score are creating content which is noteworthy, being social by registering and connecting your networks. Nate Riggs also provides very valuable advice on how to Increase your Klout Score.
Another way to increase your Klout score is to identify the various “badges” awarded. By increasing the number of re-tweets, unique mentions, list memberships etc. you are sure to increase your Klout value.
Why “Hawaii Klout”?
In addition to the fact that mashups are fun, its important to ensure that Hawaii is fully exposed to the newest trends allowing us to stay on the forefront of social technology and marketing. Identifying who the top influencers are in a given topic can be very valuable as businesses and organizations can engage with these people exposing them to your product, service or cause; should they find it interesting they may share it with their network (the higher the Klout score, the larger the social reach).
This task of creating this mashup was a little more tricky than it may seem. To identify the top influencers you must first identify all of the twitter users in a given area. There currently is no way of grabbing a list of all twitter users in Hawaii, so the system is setup to continuously scan the twitter stream to identify people in Hawaii, it then identifies their Klout score and adds them to this site. If you are not listed on this site it means that we havent discovered you yet, but you can use the Check Your Score Tool to be manually added to the list.