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  1. Caroline Gerardo
    Caroline Gerardo October 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm | | Reply

    I started viewing Klout about a month ago when someone on Twitter sent me a tweet recommend. I wondered why I dropped nearly twenty points, but the other numbers all seemed to rise. I assumed the information was based on when I am offline (sometimes for 5-6 days in a row due to rural location in Summer and early Fall) I wrote a poem about the disparity that in real algorithms should not exist. The numbers directly relate to how many times you are mentioned on twitter. I will go post your name five times, and ask two others to copy this – just to test to see if you jump up. Just for fun
    Post here: MyKloutPoem URL”>TEXT

  2. Chris Kubica
    Chris Kubica October 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm | | Reply

    Klout is a steaming pile of Stupid floating in a bowl full of Dumb.

  3. Jason P
    Jason P October 29, 2011 at 11:49 am | | Reply

    Guy, totally agree,

    I think that Klout is fine if you are a person who is influential in the media world but for 99% of the population (forgive the Occupy Wall St ref) this doesn’t matter as I truly only care about what people think within my own social networks. I have a site called Cliqsearch.com and we care about influential people in media in order to get coverage but the greatest benefit to our consumers and businesses, products and places that are on our site is to identify those ‘normal’ people who are the biggest influencers. My friend who has been to a restaurant or used a local service such as a contractor is infinitely more valuable to me than Robert Scoble suggesting the same thing.
    I haven’t crunched the numbers but for the <1% of major influencers out there, how many people do they truly influence vs the influence that comes from their close ties in their social networks? My guess is that ultimately the opinion of the <1% doesn't influence much (lest say people such as Steve Jobs).
    Interested in your thoughts.

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