Georgetown Takes Top Spot for Social Media Influence

Social MediaHere on the Hilltop, we already pride ourselves on being smart, but now, we can celebrate a new accomplishment: being social media savvy. According to InTheCapital, Georgetown University garnered the best Klout score of all D.C.-area schools.

Klout is an analytics company started in 2008 that aims to measure users’ “influence” through social media presence. It tracks over 400 signals from 8 different social networks and then assigns users a score from 1 to 100. The higher the score given, the more influence a user has.

(President Obama currently boasts a Klout score of 99, while Justin Bieber and Zooey Deschanel received scores of 92 and 86, respectively.)

With active accounts on all of Klout’s measured platforms (including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter), Georgetown took the top spot for its social media presence with a score of 92. Close behind were Johns Hopkins and — sadly — George Washington University with scores of 91. University of Maryland and University of Virginia finished in the top five both with scores of 90.

To see the full list of rankings, click here. In the meantime, stay influential, Hoyas.

Photo: InTheCapital

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