June 28, 2011

Fretting About Your Klout Score? Calm Down Already...

For years now, social relationship graders Klout, Tweet Grader and Peer Index have analyzed the way we interact with our Twitter followers and Facebook friends, telling us how well we’re doing - typically with a score between 1 and 100. Just last month, Klout finally snapped into their secret equation how we rub shoulders with others on business network LinkedIn.

These services, I’m sure, are welcomed by those looking for some sort of accepted measure to tell them if they are “doing it right” on social networks they belong to. So many other things we do online and in life have a measure we can work on ourselves to improve, right?

I sneak a peek at Klout from time to time, aware I’ve not been putting as much time into my social network relationships as I used to - in part because I spend time writing for Technorati, working my day job and taking care of my family. Klout says I’ve plummeted from 59 to 52 over the last 2 months, although a quick check of Tweet Grader has me holding out at a perfect 100. Should I care? According to a recent article in the New York Times, maybe.

Read more: http://technorati.com/blogging/article/fretting-about-your-klout-score-calm/#ixzz1QYsVGrJr

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