It's based on the number of connections from people who have you on their buddy list and it only counts people who are currently online
You can find me on there as thisgirliknow4 (Add Buddy, Send Message)
EDIT: Holy craptard. There's only one person on my list who has beat me so far (I've put in about thirty names).. but he beat me like WHOA. Congratulations mastergode / Xmagnesium (Add Buddy, Send Message)
EDIT: LIZ BEATS AUSTIN! Congrats, lizblizz / DiscoLizita (Add Buddy, Send Message)
Some people still have Mleissa (screen name circa 1997-1999) on their buddy list
Many people have glitterbug1984 (99-03ish)on their buddy list, almost as many as thisgirliknow4
Hmm.. You'd think you'd get more points if someone has very few people on their list. Someone who has a lot of people on their list shouldn't give you as many points as someone who sees you as very special, special enough to be put on their list. Make sense?