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Klout does not directly measure influence, yes. But to what extent do we see this reversal of causality, i.e. a high Klout score causes increased influence on social media networks because users with a higher Klout score are more highly followed and engaged with because their high score is a form of social status? Or am I getting into a chicken/egg argument?

"Influence is largely misunderstood, in fact the report makes a nod that these tools like Klout, Kred actually measure social capital — not your influence but instead, your potential for it."
From +Jeremiah Owyang; Altimeter report by +Brian Solis
Altimeter Groups's latest Open Research report (available on creative commons for you to download, use, and share) is now available from analyst Brian Solis. This report, which challenges the way ...
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