Dissemination – Viral Aspect (could be termed “breadth” of Engagement); but you can have Engagement without influence.
Looking at Engagement in the Blogosphere – posts, comments, number of times read
Facebook – number of groups created, number of times posts in a group, number of comments
YouTube – comments on YouTube are often useless so weighting them high would not make much sense.
One data point might fit under several measures (breadth).
Engagement measurement that
Ratio of Commets / Unique Comments
Size of Comments
Rank posts based on the factors above
What about “Interestingness on Flickr” and how it is calculated (it involved the amount of effort and the information assembled).
Also, Engagement may be targeted to specific communities (that was my input).
Influence was also discussed
Use Google AdWords and monitor AdWords Impressions
Compete / Alexa
http://xinureturns.com/ Xinureturns (interesting tool)
Most of this can be applied weather you know the person or not.
Topic / Focus (volume of conversation) – conversation of comments that are relevant to your topic.
# of specific Permalinks that occur around a blog post in the blogosphere
Does everyone who talks about your brand an “influencer” or does it apply to specific individuals – but that’s a line that each company has to determine on their own.
We don’t know the off line influence of a blog post.
That concludes the Social Media Roundtable discussion – the White Paper will be ready in about 2 months.