NowPublic’s formula gauges influence and “publicness” across four categories, including:
- Online Visibility
- Presence on User-Generated Content and Social Networking Sites
- Interactivity and Accessibility
- The “R” Factor: Presence on Microblogging Platforms (Flickr, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.)
What do I think of this? Well, Darren (as the #1 spot) got interviewed for the article in the Vancouver Sun and pointed out longevity: Darren figures he's been blogging since about 2002. I'm in that range, with my permanent presence occuring around that time, although I think I seriously started posting online about a year or so earlier, trying different systems (the very first post on this site is dated 2002-11-09).
But wait, what do I think of this?
Well, it just so happens that I still write this blog for me. Most of the topics here are about tech, or pointing at things I want to highlight or tell people about. People still come up to me in person and say "sometimes I don't know what you're talking about" -- this is my personal scratchpad, and it's for me. I've tried back and forth to be more personal here, but I tend not to be. I'm giving another kick at that can on a LiveJournal site and I write recipes and talk about cooking on my FoodLikeThat.com site.
No problem. I do this thing for me, and it sometimes has effects like connecting me to people that I would not otherwise have met. I'd like to do more exploratory writing and thinking here, but I've been finding it hard. I'll keep writing - or not writing - as I please. I hope that some of you find it interesting at times, and I enjoy any comments and interaction that I do get.
Congrats to the other MostPublic'rs. See you online...