Today’s Top 100 Global Tech Influencers According to Your Buddy

BuddyGuard Releases Their Top 100 of Tech Influentials in the World

We review BuddyGuard's Top 100 Tech  Influentials List
Guy Kawasaki Tops the List (Photo Courtesy of Guy Kawasaki)

We are list fans, so when BuddyGuard released a ranking in homage to today’s most influential voices in tech journalism and expertise, we just had to see it. Technological titans such as Guy Kawasaki - a Tech Evangelist and authoritative Keynote Speaker/Writer - and Kara Swisher - Co-Founder of technology news site Recode - tops the list, which included as many specialists from across the globe as possible. Four of the top five are influential journalists.
According to BuddyGuard, In order to rank the influencers, multiple factors were taken into account, including Vuelio media score, Klear True Reach and number of followers across various media, besides other indicators of authority. These were factored in to calculate influence levels into the following categories; Social Media Presence, Influence via Media, Online Reach and Physical Presence in Field.
The top 5 influencers from BuddyGuard’s ranking can be seen below:
Calculation of rankings
Social Media Presence: Evaluates the number of followers across a range of social media.
Influence Via Media: Factored multiple sources including Klear True Reach and Vuelio score. Outlets written for and monthly readership also taken into acount.
Online Reach: Takes multiple factors into account, including Klear Influence Rating, Klout and Moz Social Authority.
Physical Presence in Field: Factors events and conferences as speakers as well as percentage active in their field and community.

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TECH INFLUENCER
POSITION
SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE
INFLUENCE VIA MEDIA
ONLINE REACH
PHYSICAL PRESENCE IN FIELD
OVERALL SCORE
1
Author and Keynote Speaker
56.14
65.28
97.28
52
67.67
2
Co-Founder, Recode
38.23
72.07
94.96
51.63
64.22
3
Technology Writer, New York Times
15.52
77.77
96.22
61.46
62.74
4
Technology Journalist and Author
50.34
45.58
91.1
59.17
61.54
5
Founder, Gigaom
52.28
45.34
95.33
51.76
61.17

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