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The Influence Project: Now I get it! Do you?

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After having confessed to not really understanding the Influence Project (yes, a split infinitive – I know, let it go!), I think I now do!

The idea put forward by FastCompany is to use your influence to measure your influence. Or to put it another way, is your tribe of followers full of passive, sausage-roll sucking, remote control hoggers or are they a glamorous, intellectual powerful, lean, mean fighting machine?

If they’re all gorgeous and clever and witty, getting them to click your link will be no problem at all. Indeed, some of them will even have the foresight to share your link – http://bit.ly/blzQpw – on their social networks or even click the link and sign up themselves. This will show (I didn’t use the word ‘prove’ there on purpose) that you are engaged with your tribe and they with you and that you help each other out. ;)

Anyway, that’s the theory.

So, to those of you who have clicked the link, thank you! For those who haven’t, what are you waiting for? And for those of you who are intrigued as to where you stand in the interconnectedness of the web, click this and sign up. Now I’ve thought about it, it is actually quite clever – what better way to measure influence than to attempt to influence the result?

I should warn you, the site is a tad slow (something to consider next year, please organisers!) but it is an interesting experiement and one worth taking part in.

And, if you do sign up, don’t forget to post below and we can get a bit of mutual support going! Click on here to support me! :)

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Written by Socialholic

July 26th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

  • http://www.socialholic.co.uk James Barisic

    Once you’ve clicked on my Influence Project link http://bit.ly/vote4jmb , please also click on Alistair Banks @banksy6 link http://fcinf.com/v/c576 Thank you!

    And don’t forget to sign up and add your link here too!

  • http://www.socialholic.co.uk James Barisic

    Once you've clicked on my Influence Project link http://bit.ly/vote4jmb , please also click on Alistair Banks @banksy6 link http://fcinf.com/v/c576 Thank you!

    And don't forget to sign up and add your link here too!

  • http://twitter.com/ellisgraphics James Ellis

    Do you really think that cheap flattery, mixed with even cheaper psychology (reverse or not) will get me to click your links? Sometimes I think that the whole social media world are going to disappear up an infinity loop connected to their rear orifices! – ever so slightly tongue-in-cheek, so-to-speak =)

  • http://twitter.com/ellisgraphics James Ellis

    I feel I must follow up my last post [least it be taken in the wrong way] by saying “tell me more!” Having read your post on LinkedIn [ http://linkd.in/btFZfr ], I am intrigued as to how we can use collective influence to the good…

  • http://twitter.com/ellisgraphics James Ellis

    Do you really think that cheap flattery, mixed with even cheaper psychology (reverse or not) will get me to click your links? Sometimes I think that the whole social media world are going to disappear up an infinity loop connected to their rear orifices! – ever so slightly tongue-in-cheek, so-to-speak =)

  • http://twitter.com/ellisgraphics James Ellis

    I feel I must follow up my last post [least it be taken in the wrong way] by saying “tell me more!” Having read your post on LinkedIn [ http://linkd.in/btFZfr ], I am intrigued as to how we can use collective influence to the good…

  • http://www.socialholic.co.uk James Barisic

    You make a good point and I’ll do a follow up blog post in a sec… :)

  • http://www.socialholic.co.uk James Barisic

    I’ve taken this idea a bit further over at http://www.socialholic.co.uk/?p=316 :)

  • http://www.socialholic.co.uk James Barisic

    You make a good point and I'll do a follow up blog post in a sec… :)

  • http://www.socialholic.co.uk James Barisic

    I've taken this idea a bit further over at http://www.socialholic.co.uk/?p=316 :)