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
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