We have created this widget to provide a rough view of how influential futurists are on the web and social media.
A few important notes:
Click here for a detailed description of the methodology used for this analysis. Note that currently Twitter points are 10%, Alexa points are 40% and Klout points are 50%.
If you would like to suggest somebody who works primarily as a futurist and should be included in the list, please click here.
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The social media and web influence of each futurist is assessed using three indicators, each of which is given a different percentage weighting. A brief explanation is provided below.
[NOTE:] The algorithm described below is an initial version, the intention is to improve it over time. Please let us know any suggestions!
The Alexa global site rank is scaled to a number between 0–10 to determine the Alexa points. The formula used for scaling is listed below:
Klout points are calculated using the following formula:
The number of followers on Twitter are used to determine Twitter points which is a number between 0-10. The formula used for calculating this parameter is similar to the one used for calculating Alexa points:
The system then uses the points calculated above to assign net influence points to each futurist. The following formula is used to calculate the net influence points, which is a number between 0-10:
If you would like to suggest somebody who works as a futurist and should be included in the above list, please complete the form below. Please note that we will need a link to the Futurist’s personal website in order to provide a meaningful influence analysis.