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Rather than just outright publishing my own conclusions, I’m going to try an experiment with you, my data junkie friends. We’ve talked about influence scores and reputation scoring systems like Klout in prior posts. We’re not going to rehash that here.

What I do want to pose to you is this: what’s the difference between Klout and PeerIndex, and which is a better indicator of influence, if any?

To that end, I present to you a simple data file. Here is a list of 15,737 Twitter handles scored by both Klout and Peerindex. For the most part, these are people who tweeted in the past month or more using the #Marketing hashtag at least once. In the data file you’ll find the following:

Klout score, PeerIndex score, Difference, Twitter Handle

Take a look at the file (it’s a text CSV). I did the boring part of the work, pulling all the scores. Now it’s up to you to do the juicy part and find the goodies. Mess around with it in the spreadsheet or data crunching tool of your choice. See what conclusions you come up with, then either post your conclusions in the comments or blog it on your own blog, linking back to this post so we can all find it.

Good luck! I’ll post my own conclusions separately after I’ve heard from you.

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