Whoa, Klout!writes: "When I logged into my Klout page this morning, I was very surprised to see that Klout now lists my son as one of the people I influence. Anyone who is a parent of a young adult will know that nothing is more unlikely. And, knowing that my son is not on Twitter, and has always been very careful about managing his privacy on the Internet, how did Klout get the information to create a profile on my son???"
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- Totally agree with(If you have a twitter or facebook account, you have Klout). Klout is a by-product for Twitter & Facebook to boost Celebrity Ranking & Advertising on these platforms = (Popularity & Activity) on social platforms attracts audiences what Klout is doing is encouraging users to interact differently with the social platforms 'play the game' ... when Klout ranked Justin Bieber influence at 100 I lost interest in Klout as a serious Social Media toolOct 29, 2011
- Indeed influence (if that is what Klout is trying to tackle) has little to do with the amount of digital connections and recency of post. Not least because there is no way of measuring how many people have actually read a particular post. I'm surprised services like Hootsuite include it in their tool set.Oct 29, 2011
- Similar discussion started by https://plus.google.com/u/0/102646278174713579067/posts/7nB7tKpCePi#102646278174713579067/posts/7nB7tKpCePihere
I totally agree with the things that my blogging account & my company's twitter account are deemed "influential" about seem to have little bearing on what we actually discuss on twitter or FB & more to do with what large amounts of other people discuss & talk about on FB & Twitter. Mention "tea cakes" and you're suddenly influential about Tea - which we are not!
Plus is spot on too. Once you know the algorithms all these systems can be gamed which is why they have to keep changing the algorithms which then makes the whole ranking pointless in the first place! How can influence change depending on who defines influence?Oct 29, 2011
- it can't, quite simply.Oct 29, 2011
- You have to admit, when Justin Bieber speaks, a whole lot of people listen and repeat, Is that "true influence"? Doubtful. Klout is just a semi decent way to see how many people act on, or spread your message.
Changing the algorithms doesn't make the ranking pointless, the more accurate the system becomes the more credible it becomes. It's not perfect, it probably never will be. People will game every system but as long as my score is far lower than someone like Oprah, I'd say they are doing ok.
It's all relevant, A score of 10 today may be equal to a 20 tomorrow. Doesn't really matter what my score is as long as it shows me more accurately in relation to others I am happy. Now, they do a pretty terrible job of identifying topics..Oct 29, 2011
- Mmm it makes the "scoring" fairly pointless (& probably thereby the ranking as your rank is determined by your score) I agree that the order of people often looks fairly OK in terms with major celebs - ie the example you give on Oprah. However, when certain people are "household" names in a fairly low level sense (our Michelin chefs for example - who are often on national TV) & they have a lower rank & score than someone like me (in another name I blog about the London Undeground), you do have to question the relevance & point.Oct 30, 2011