There are many associations that come to mind when people hear the word, “influence.” Power. Prestige. Prominence. However, what it boils down to is the ability to capture peoples’ attention. When an individual expresses an opinion in traditional or online media, which then travels beyond its original source, that individual has managed to capture attention. How far the opinion travels, and over what networks and media, help define how much influence an individual is generating based on that opinion.
In this white paper, Appinions’ Chief Technology Officer, David Pierce and data scientist, Stewart Siu, shed light on our approach to influence from a technical point of view.