What does @McIlroyRory, @AlanSimpsonBBC, @wendytalksback and a “Gary Toner” all have in common? #BelfastKlout

#BelfastKlout is a select group of 25 individuals that have the largest social media influence in N.Ireland. It features radio and TV broadcasters, fashion gurus, sports stars, singers, a female church pastor and less known individuals like Gary Toner.

#BelfastKlout uses social media analytics to ranks it’s users and doesn’t necessarily depend on huge following of fans, but is based on their influence. Individuals are given a score between 1 and 100. Globally, Barrack Obama rates 99, Justin Bieber rates 92 and Zooey Deschanel rates 86. Our very own Rory McIlroy rates 84 and Gary Lightbody 82.

So who is Gary Toner? Ask the manager of any restaurant, cinema or hotel in Belfast. The WWE wrestling fan is very well known for entering and winning competitions and despite having only 732 twitter followers Gary’s influence ranks very high in Belfast’s social media.

gary toner #belfastklout

Here’s example of Gary’s influence. The Build a burger “BigLad” challenge.

Influence is the ability to drive action. When you share something on social media or in real life and people respond, that’s influence. The more influential you are, the higher your Klout Score. Your Klout Score is measured with information from the past 90 days, so your Klout Score won’t always be an overnight sensations.

So if you want to find out whats happening in Belfast, what the social event of the year is or to promote your product or restaurant.. these are people to follow and invite.

Follow the movers and shakers of local social media in N.Ireland.

The group includes, LoveBelfast, BelfastTimes, Nadine Coyle, Anne Crane (church pastor), Tommy Bowe, Stephen Nolan, Alan Simpson, Pete Snodden, Takebacktheciti, Barra Best, Paul Clark, Nico Fall, Connor Phillips, Andrew Trimble, DJ Hix, Manuel the waiter and others.

It’s also surprising that some local celebs and media personalties did not make the cut. The list is also dominated by males.

Visit our website. You are maybe following them already.

Love Belfast
Belfast guide to restaurants, bars, nightclubs, concerts, events, hotels, entertainment, special offers, news, gossip, travel, festivals and culture. http://lovebelfast.co.uk

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