Why is this better than a Klout score?
Klout does most of its judging based on your potential to reach, not your actual reach. Klout looks at how many people follow you, and how many people see your tweets because they subscribe to a list you are on. This is very easy to game, and doesn’t filter out the bots.
The MakeMeANinja Tool currently looks at 2 metrics, how many unique people in a month respond to your messaging, or “invoke” your name, which we call an interaction, and how many interactions you have for every 1000 users you have.
This puts celebrities often at a disadvantage in our system if they don’t actually interact with their fan base. You can have over a million followers but if you don’t do anything interesting to get interactions, you will have a very low score. This also works to filter out the users who bought followers, because autofollow bots, and spam bots that drive up following numbers don’t respond or create interaction.
Currently the data isn’t old enough to be 100% accurate… We give “instant” feed back that is based on the last 30 days, not the last quarter or year. As we get more API calls we will strive to improve this.