A while back I received a notification from Klout.com saying that according to their metrics, I am ranked in the top 10% as an influencer in social media. That caused an eyebrow to jump up my forehead: “Who? Me? No way!” But who am I to argue with social media metrics?
What is Klout.com
For those who don’t know, Klout.com is a utility that you can sign up with to track and measure your influence across all your social media accounts. You tell it which media outlets you use and it tracks how much influence you have by watching how many of your posts generate how much interest. Exactly how they do that is a closely guarded secret – and it seems to have changed several times over the past couple of years — but I suspect it has something to do with reading tea leaves. Read the rest of this entry »