While I don't put a lot of stock into Klout, it is interesting to see the numbers they come up with. When I compared myself to another user, it provided a neat "networks of influence" chart. It clearly shows that I've become a huge slacker on Twitter and Facebook since Google+ came out (which is very accurate!). :)
6 plus ones
Shared publicly•View activity
View 7 previous comments
- The "stat competition" is certainly the biggest piece. However, some employers are looking at scores during the hiring process, hotels give free upgrades to high Klout visitors, and Klout gives away "perks" to high-scoring members.
It's certainly not something to worry about too much yet, but the fascination with it seems to be growing.Apr 29, 2012
- My only concern (Since stat-competition among average users is harmless) is will these perks from individual companies & a new company offering start-up equity for High-score Klout users have a negative impact on journalism or those that carry the public's trust (Bloggers, etc)? Does it provide an incentive for High profile & High score users to be misleading.Apr 29, 2012
- Agreed. Also, I'm sure we'll see (if there aren't already) companies that will help to increase your Klout score for $$, making the system much less accurate (and it's already quite imperfect).Apr 29, 2012
- This is funny, after reading your post I came across this from Mashable...
http://mashable.com/2012/04/27/klouchebag-klout-score/Apr 29, 2012
- im all about kloutApr 29, 2012
- I'm a slacker on Twitter and new here at Google+. Trying to be a well rounded Social Media guy.Apr 30, 2012