At a time when attention is a scarce commodity, true power lies in understanding how information flows within networked audiences. It is no longer possible to demand one's attention, or even expect it at a certain point in time. For a message to spread, it must be picked out from overflowing streams of updates, photos and links, and chosen to be reposted by each individual. The networked nature of social media may give some messages an overwhelming boost in popularity, but in most cases they fade as fast as they were created. It is imperative that we use available data to better model, track and gain insight about our audiences in order to make the best decision at any given time.