Wired’s Celebrity Meter Measures Your Internet Popularity
I just found this interesting widget from Wired that measures your popularity in the internet. All you have to do is enter your MySpace URL, Twitter URL and your personal website of blog. So how does this widget work? It crawls to your personal pages and scores your internet fame based on websites linking to your blog/website, your friends on your social networks and pages linking to your photos.
If you ask me, it sounds like their ranking algorithm is somewhat similar to how Google ranks a page, which is by counting the number of links to a certain page. The Celebrity Meter is still in beta phase. As you can see, the only social networking site available in it is MySpace. This means that if you more friends in Facebook, you’ll probably get a much lower score than MySpace users. You can expect to see more social networking sites added to Celebrity Meter in the near future.
You can embed Celebrity Meter to your blogs or website to give your readers a bit of fun by checking their internet popularity right on your site. Users can also measure their popularity by comparing scores with internet celebs linked on the widget or from a custom list created by the owner of the site. Check out the widget below.
Source: The Inquisitr