In Sasha's class last week we tried to calculate our value to the online social networks we participate in. In the equation my partner and I created, we took into account three variables: Biodata, Influence, and System Value. Our equation is: (Biodata + System Value) to the power of Influence = Value of the User
We defined Biodata as anything that is contained within the social network's conception of the user as an individual, so their written bios, the content of their posts and comments, the things they "like" or retweet, the ads they click through, and their personal interaction patterns. Basically, we consider the Biodata variable to be an estimation of the social network's knowledge about who you are, based on the information you've given it.
The Influence variable is drawn from a number of factors, including the size of your personal social network, the intensity of your interaction with the members of your network, and how your content spreads within your networks and the networks outside your own. This is essentially the "Klout Score Variable."