Our very own Neil Patel was profiled on the Wall Street Journal today for his influence in Social Media, primarily on Digg.com.
To find the key influencers, The Wall Street Journal analyzed more than 25,000 submissions across six major sites. With the help of Dapper, a company that designs software to track information published on the Web, this analysis sifted through snapshots of the sites’ home pages every 30 minutes over three weeks. The data included which users posted the submissions and the number of votes each received from fellow users. We then contacted scores of individual users to find which ones are tracked by the wider community.
Though it can take hundreds or thousands of votes to make it onto the hot list at these sites, the Journal’s analysis found that a substantial number of submissions originated with a handful of users.
Neil was singled out as being one of the elite.