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A few years ago Infochimps created their own special version of Klout, one that took advantage of our vast historical record of the relationships to create an accurate number describing how influential a Twitter user is. It’s called Trstrank and it ranks a user on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most influential you can get.
Coming up with such a number like Trstrank is no small task.
Setting aside the issues of getting the data, there are some very real Big Data problems surrounding the product that require special tools for getting it done efficiently. And when you’re a bootstrapped startup like we were at the time, you have to be resourceful if you are to get by.
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