As it is kind of my job to know what works and what does not, I did join Klout to see what all the fuss was about, some time ago. And rapidly realised it was not a system reliably informing anyone of anything, quite frankly.
For instance – I have a Klout score of 57 at time of writing. A reasonable score, I imagine, but one based on what exactly? Recently I have tweeted and blogged less than usual. I may have a few thousand Twitter followers, but how many of those are active? And of the 20 topics Klout considers me influential about, I’d say over half really are utter tosh.
If I can be considered Klout-worthy based on my public online activity, then it really is nonsense. I don’t deserve it of late – an example that it really does not work as I think it’s supposed to.
A fine idea that doesn’t actually work beyond a bit of self-preening vanity for those with nothing better to do.
Move along to something more useful – nothing to see here…
Or do you think differently? Share, tell us what we’re missing.
This is the first in a series of “Should I bother with…” posts – to give you a no-flannel response when you consider the many social media playthings/tools.