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Breaking! PeopleBrowsr Reaches Firehose Settlement With Twitter

You’ll remember lots of third party developers have been ticked at Twitter lately, because they’ve had to close up shop due to changes to Twitter’s API that restricted their access.

PeopleBrowsr, the folks behind Kred (and others), is one of those developers – but it hasn’t closed up shop. Far from it. It has been battling Twitter since late last year to retain its coveted access to Twitter’s firehose.

And today, they’ve announced a settlement with Twitter.

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How Does Kred Work? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Kred is a measure of influence that was created by San Francisco-based social media company Peoplebrowsr to help identify influencers within interest-based communities.

Built on the principle that “we all have influence somewhere”, Kred was the first social scoring system to provide a comprehensive score for influence and outreach, achieving this by valuing engagement and interaction over largely superficial metrics, such as follower count.

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PeopleBrowsr Beats Twitter In Federal Court, Wins Costs, Hope (For All Third-Party Developers)

In November of last year, Peoplebrowsr, who make Kred (amongst other products), won a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Twitter after the latter terminated their longstanding relationship, which threatened to cut off PeopleBrowsr’s access to Twitter’s “firehose” of tweets.

Without that firehose, Peoplebrowsr doesn’t have much of a business. Twitter took the case to Federal Court, on the basis that “PeopleBrowsr’s complaint is based on federal antitrust law”, filing a Notice of Removal to have the TRO removed. It didn’t work. The Federal Court agreed with PeopleBrowsr, and the case is now returning to State Court, which gives PeopleBrowsr a much better chance of winning.

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Friends, Family Have Far More Social Clout Than Obama, Celebrities, Says Study [INFOGRAPHIC]

A lot has been written about the importance of influence in social media, with platforms such as Klout, Kred and Peerindex each competing to rank the folks with the most impressive level of swagger across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the other major social platforms.

President Barack Obama is generally accepted as the individual person with the most online swing, and a recent poll supported that view, with 50 percent of respondents rating the President as the most influential person in social media, ahead of Justin Bieber (38 percent) and Lady Gaga (35 percent).

But even the President’s numbers pale into comparison to the people closest to us, with 95 percent of respondents citing friends as their most trusted social influencers.

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TweetLevel Provides Additional Validation Of Your Online Worth And More – And It’s Free

Sick of Klout and Kred and your mom telling you about you? Here’s another to add to that list: TweetLevel.

And they’re not only going to measure the crap out of you and tell you how influential (or not) you are online, they’re going to tell you lots of other stuff too.

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Twitter Takes Fight With PeopleBrowsr To Federal Court

PeopleBrowsr recently won a restraining order against Twitter and the two were scheduled to take the next, albeit small, step in the court battle today with preliminary discovery.

But Twitter wasn’t having it.

You didn’t think it would be that easy – did you, PeopleBrowsr? Silly rabbit.

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Your Social Media Influence Can Help You Land (Or Lose) A Job [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that nine in ten companies mine online profiles before hiring, and almost half (43 percent) say that they find higher quality candidates this way?

Indeed, recruiters can spend as little as six seconds on the average resume. After that, 92 percent check the candidate’s LinkedIn profile, 66 percent check their Facebook page and more than half (52 percent) vet them on Twitter.

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When Influence Matters: If You Have Kred, You Could Drive A Tesla

Ever want to drive a Tesla?

If you have enough Kred, you could. But act fast – they only have one left!

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Check Out Kred Story: A Visual History Of Your Social Media Influence

What’s the most popular content you’ve shared on Twitter? Who retweets you the most and where does your influence lie?

Kred knows. And they’re allowing you to view YOUR Kred story and the stories of others – for free.

FYI: This goes well beyond listing topics, it drills down and tells you where (geographically) you’re influential, the most mentioned words about you and just so much more.

You’ll want to check out your Kred Story if only to see what “story” you’re putting out there about yourself!

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Want To Track The Olympic Athletes With The Most Online Influence?

We recently shared a story on the most socially sponsorable Olympic athletes, and now we’re going to help you take that a step further.

Want to know how the most popular athletes rank, in real time, according to their social media influence? It’s not set in stone and keeping track of these folks’ fluctuating popularity can be tricky.

Well, the folks at Kred are giving you a way to do just that.
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