Last Friday, I spoke at TEDx Peachtree about how any of us can become influential and affect change in our world (you can read my speech here).
The speech took to task social scoring technologies Klout and Kred for failing to predict influencers and movements as they arise.
Attention — and more specifically public recognition of influence — almost always occurs after the fact. Someone who achieves a high Klout score for something notable already created that act.
That does not mean they will repeat their successes and inspire widespread action over and over again.