When I last looked at how Canadian post-secondary schools ranked on Klout, there was widespread interest, feedback and even a bit of controversy.
Since then, Klout has further refined their algorithm which generated its own controversy. With the change, they also added additional functionality of their application, which is part of an ongoing trend as you can see in this infographic. They also have taken another snapshot of the top 10 influential schools (note, taken before the algorithm changed). Now, I agree that Klout isn’t perfect, but I personally find it more informative and transparent than the alternatives out there.
Which brings us to Round 2 of the Top 10 Influential Canadian Schools on Twitter! This time, I imported my twitter lists that I’ve compiled based on the primary twitter account for the institution (typically the main communications, recruitment or news account) and looked at the score for November 29th. A side benefit is that these lists are constantly active so you can always see where your school ranks:
Top 10 Influential Canadian Post-Secondary Schools (please refresh your browser if the Klout widgets don’t initially load)
# 10 – Brock University 47.89 (#10th last time)
# 9 – Algonquin College – 48.90 (New to Top 10)
# 7 – Concordia University- 49.07 (tied – New to Top 10)
# 7 – University of Alberta- 49.07 (tied – 5th last time)
# 6 – University of Waterloo – 50.22 (New to Top 10)
# 5 – Carleton University – 51.13 (9th last time)
# 4 – McGill University – 51.19 (4th last time)
# 3 – University of Calgary – 51.24 (2nd last time)
# 2 – Queens University – 52.9 (8th last time)
And, the #1 Canadian post secondary school for social influence on twitter is once again …
# 1 – Simon Fraser University – 54.17
Did your school make the list? How about your department or Faculty?
Update #1 – thanks to @ivymsc for pointing out a number of missing schools which I’ve added to my list. In particular @westernu wasn’t part of the list (mea culpa as they ranked 3rd last time I looked and it’s where half of my friends from high school went). As of November 29th, they had a score of 50.47 which would have placed them 6th)
Western – 50.47 (3rd last time)