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Why Klout's Social Influence Scores Are Nonsense

Soulskill posted about 2 years ago | from the another-system-to-game dept.

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jfruh writes "Klout is a new social media service that attempts to quantify how much 'influence' you have, based on your social media profile. Their metrics are bizarre — privacy blogger Dan Tynan has been rated as highly influential on the topic of cigars, despite having only smoked one, decades ago. Nevertheless, Klout scores have real-world consequences, with people deemed influential getting discounts on concert tickets or free access to airport VIP lounges (in hopes that they'll tweet about it, presumably)."

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A product for a problem that does not exist (5, Insightful)

h2okies (1203490) | about 2 years ago | (#41541189)

and will likely never will. From the last /. on this if people are hiring you based on your "klout" you should probably be looking elsewhere for a better managed place to work. If you are looking for free shit all the time then I guess a higher "Klout" score might actually be worth something to you...

Re:A product for a problem that does not exist (4, Insightful)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | about 2 years ago | (#41541241)

You could think of Klout as performing the valuable public service of identifying the sort of people who would take Klout seriously, sort of like those chemical attractant baits used on flypaper and similar insect traps.

Re:A product for a problem that does not exist (4, Interesting)

mozumder (178398) | about 2 years ago | (#41541581)

There's definitely a "nerd-centric" influence for klout. It really measures online activity more than real-world influence. A big problem with it is that it doesn't account for non-measurable factors, such as power and art direction. In the industry I'm in, fashion, art direction determines your overall influence . And its editors figure out who have the best art direction, since the public trusts their editing skills more than computer algorithms.

And you don't even need to be on the internet to be taken seriously. Karl Lagerfeld doesn't use the web- he still sends "email" via fax machines. The top fashion magazines barely have usable websites, yet they'll always remain far more influential than any blogger ever will, because Klout can't actually measure influence, because, again, computers are never going to be able to replace human editors at that.

Klout really is fundamentally doomed. Klout can only work as a paid service if they can hire paid & specialized editors that measure influence of each property, which is an expensive business plan.

The bigger problem I see is that too many Venture Capitalists are trying to find cheap computer profits to problems only solvable by expensive human experts. Sorry Venture Capitalist, it's just not going to happen. Go back to making money the old-fashioned way, by earning it.

Re:A product for a problem that does not exist (1)

Gilmoure (18428) | about 2 years ago | (#41542981)

What is this "fashion" you speak of? I'm 45 and still wear pretty much the same kind of clothes I wore when I was 10; sneakers, jeans, t-shirt. Gotta love IT work.

Re:A product for a problem that does not exist (3, Interesting)

hairyfish (1653411) | about 2 years ago | (#41545171)

We're nearly the same age. When I was10 I had flared jeans and a tight shirt with rainbow colours, When I was 13 or 14 I bought some tapered jeans and a black t-shirt. By Uni I had traded these for baggy jeans and a white t-shirt, and just recently I bought some skinny jeans and t-shirt with some writing on it. I expect sometime in the next 10 years to probably get some baggy jeans again and maybe a new t-shirt. I think this is what they mean by fashion :)

Re:A product for a problem that does not exist (1)

Gilmoure (18428) | about 2 years ago | (#41545563)

What's funny is, now that daughter is getting into geek stuff (Star Wars, comics, Doctor Who), I'm getting t-shirts with some of the same things I had back in the 70's. For now the kid thinks its cool when I dress like this. I'm sure that'll change when the teen years start.

Re:A product for a problem that does not exist (-1, Flamebait)

MightyMartian (840721) | about 2 years ago | (#41541403)

I dunno. I'm kind of impressed. A social networking site for sociopaths and monomaniacs. Perhaps they could build one for Aspergers-wannabes, you know, where you get scored based on what a insufferable cunt you are.

Re:A product for a problem that does not exist (4, Funny)

partyguerrilla (1597357) | about 2 years ago | (#41541657)

Perhaps they could build one for Aspergers-wannabes

They have [4chan.org]

Re:A product for a problem that does not exist (5, Funny)

crazyjj (2598719) | about 2 years ago | (#41541435)

Why can't we just stick to the system that has worked for decades? Judge a man based not on his Klout, but by his penis size or the value of his car.

Re:A product for a problem that does not exist (1)

bluefoxlucid (723572) | about 2 years ago | (#41541617)

Because we're better off judging a man by how he handles blackjack and hookers.

Re:A product for a problem that does not exist (5, Funny)

SimonTheSoundMan (1012395) | about 2 years ago | (#41541557)

I prefer this: http://klouchebag.com/ [klouchebag.com]

I bet my Klout score (2)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | about 2 years ago | (#41541205)

I bet my Klout score is near zero; my clout is not.
No twitter, facebook, etc. accounts, and use pseudonyms in most places. But I do have a LinkedIn account under my real name.

Re:I bet my Klout score (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41542181)

"Clout" is Brit slang for vulva.

Re:I bet my Klout score (2)

TheRaven64 (641858) | about 2 years ago | (#41542385)

I'm British and I've never heard that. Checking on urban dictionary, apparently no one else has either...

Re:I bet my Klout score (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41543319)

You're probably English. No Scot or Welsh person would claim to be British, likewise with those from NI.

Re:I bet my Klout score (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41545451)

#4, #6 definition for clout on urban dictionary

Re:I bet my Klout score (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41546473)

Reading comprehension fail. Look again.

Re:I bet my Klout score (5, Funny)

Spad (470073) | about 2 years ago | (#41542895)

No it isn't. You can't just make this stuff up, you know, there are British people on the internet now.

Negative klout? (2)

psithurism (1642461) | about 2 years ago | (#41543533)

I never signed up for klout, but one time I facebook-statused about an app and a friend that I thought was going to buy it did not. My amazon reviews are usually rated less helpful that

So, now I'm starting to wonder...do I have negative klout? Maybe people pay us for negative reviews and give us free samples of their competitors products?

Kout's real strength.. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541207)

.. Is to judge one's ability to brown nose and game pointless metrics.

So yes, they're able to pick ideal middle management candidates.

Nah. (2)

MrEricSir (398214) | about 2 years ago | (#41541279)

No, I'd say their real strength is their ability to score how many spammers follow you on Twitter. If you frequently tweet keywords that attract spambot followers, you'll have a very high Klout score.

Re:Nah. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541945)

My point exactly. Ca you think of a more pointless metric?
(Outside TPS report cover accuracy.)

Re:Nah. (2)

Urza9814 (883915) | about 2 years ago | (#41543565)

Klout does quite a bit of spamming on their own...

I was getting constant requests to add their Facebook app before I finally banned it...which is annoying, but not necessarily their doing I know. But the thing is, _even when you clicked no_, it still redirected you to their website! Only app I've ever seen do that. That alone was enough to convince me that the company is full of jerks and I want nothing to do with it. Of course, the whole concept didn't help them there....everything I've seen about the project (which is far more than I'd like to know...) leads me to believe it's created and run by a bunch of self-centered egotistical assholes.

Re:Nah. (1)

dwye (1127395) | about 2 years ago | (#41544839)

leads me to believe it's created and run by a bunch of self-centered egotistical assholes

And this is different from other social media and Facebook-hangers-on HOW?

Re:Kout's real strength.. (2)

ClickOnThis (137803) | about 2 years ago | (#41541445)

.. Is to judge one's ability to brown nose and game pointless metrics.

Sounds a bit like Slashdot karma-whoring.

XKCD! (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541219)

XKCD says it all!
http://xkcd.com/1057/

Re:XKCD! (2)

Hotawa Hawk-eye (976755) | about 2 years ago | (#41541653)

John Scalzi [scalzi.com] said something similar a few months before that, though not quite as extreme.

Never heard of Klout (4, Insightful)

Spy Handler (822350) | about 2 years ago | (#41541225)

and after it disappears as many dot-coms do, you won't have to hear about it again either.

Re:Never heard of Klout (2)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 2 years ago | (#41541867)

I hope it does. I hope all attempts to establish "gatekeepers of reputation" fail. Klout, Angie's List, LinkedIn, and to a lesser extent in this case, Facebook. All of them, dead.

Re:Never heard of Klout (2)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | about 2 years ago | (#41542053)

Unfortunately, that will leave us with the old guard: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax... And if you think that facebook is a screwjob run by sociopathic weasels...

Re:Never heard of Klout (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 2 years ago | (#41542207)

Just the old guard is better than the old guard plus the newcomers, when it comes to privately-controlled worthiness metrics.

Re:Never heard of Klout (3, Informative)

Spy Handler (822350) | about 2 years ago | (#41543309)

and the old guard is regulated by federal consumer protection laws... they have to remove your bad credit after 7 years and give you a free report every year, etc.

Re:Never heard of Klout (1)

Gilmoure (18428) | about 2 years ago | (#41543633)

I still have my CueCat!

Klouchebags! (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541249)

If I had a person stick their Klout score on their resume I'd beat them with a wiffle bat.

Related: http://www.klouchebag.com/

Re:Klouchebags! (5, Funny)

MachDelta (704883) | about 2 years ago | (#41541355)

I sincerely hope "wiffle" is how you spell "aluminum" in your nation or culture.

Re:Klouchebags! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541401)

What an odd culture you must live in. I will admit, though, your local dialect seems more efficient, in that it apparently takes you two words to convey the same thing mine does in the four words "rusty piece of rebar".

Re:Klouchebags! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541593)

Rusty rebar makes a lousy grip for your pistol.

Re:Klouchebags! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541741)

Funny, I don't think a pistol would fire a piece of rebar very far. Try a railgun instead.

Re:Klouchebags! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41542501)

Funny, I don't think a pistol would fire a piece of rebar very far. Try a railgun instead.

How can you possibly be so stupid and so grossly fail to comprehend what you read?

Hint: the GRIP of a pistol is the HANDLE. It is not the AMMO. Don't speak about things you know nothing about.

Re:Klouchebags! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41543115)

No, he had it right.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiffle_ball

Nathan

Re:Klouchebags! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41543201)

Or buy your own...

https://shop.ctstore.com/store/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=4

Nathan

Re:Klouchebags! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41544593)

I suppose you mean aluminium

Re:Klouchebags! (1)

EZLeeAmused (869996) | about 2 years ago | (#41541779)

If I had a person stick their Klout score on their resume I'd beat them with a wiffle bat.

Related: http://www.klouchebag.com/ [klouchebag.com]

Don't you mean, a whuffie bat?

Obligatory XKCD (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541255)

http://xkcd.com/1057/

Bizarre Metrics (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541257)

It is funny how first generation Chinese can come to the USA and do very well on IQ tests. No one claims the IQ test is "culturally biased" then.

It is also funny how blacks who have been in the USA for generations spanning 200+ years take the same IQ tests. No language barrier and they grew up all their lives exposed to the same mainstream culture. On average they do poorly on these tests compared to whites and Asians. Then of course the IQ test is "culturally biased".

The problem with political correctness is it requires so many mental gymnastics to adhere to it. Naturally no one talking about "culture" wants to acknowledge that blacks have a profoundly anti-educational and anti-intellectual culture that tends to glorify gang violence and underachievement. Meanwhile Asians overwhelmingly tend to value education and achievement. If you are a black youth, a very easy way to get menaced, threatened, and physically assaulted on a daily basis is to study hard and try to take your education seriously, for then you will be accused of "acting white".

Of course that goes against the PC orthodoxy that blacks can do no wrong, all decisions they make are good, and all problems they have are caused by white people who are oppressing and victimizing them. I say they are like anybody else - if they make poor decisions they get poor results. Which is actually racist and which is actually egalitarian? They are not idiots who need to be humored and "white guilt" for past horrors you did not personally commit and could not have stopped is not a sound basis for policy. Blacks are their own worst enemies and actively discourage their own members from bettering themselves.

For once can we be realistic about this? Only the small-minded worry about "blame". Those with sense concern themselves with an honest appraisal of what could be done differently.

Re:Bizarre Metrics (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541631)

Asians do well on IQ tests because of Asian Privilege. Didn't you get the memo?

the Chinese is all about the test and not much on (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about 2 years ago | (#41541821)

the Chinese is all about the test and not much on undering staining what the test covers.

Re:the Chinese is all about the test and not much (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41545601)

You don't study for IQ tests. Either you have the intelligence to do well on them or you don't.

Re:Bizarre Metrics (2)

hazah (807503) | about 2 years ago | (#41542521)

And we all know, it's those damn pigments that are at fault here. Right? Is that your point?

Re:Bizarre Metrics (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41545653)

... because pigmentation is the only difference between the races?

Re:Bizarre Metrics (2)

yahwotqa (817672) | about 2 years ago | (#41546259)

Whoosh, baby, whoosh!

Re:Bizarre Metrics (1)

hazah (807503) | about 2 years ago | (#41549259)

Are you for real?? This is a serious question? Even IF what you suggest is true, there's still no data on what the specific differences *are*. Your personal haphazard observations are statistically insignificant. We have a long way to go before we can even define what a human is to begin with, let alone what the variants truly are. Stop being stupid, you'll live happier.

Re:Bizarre Metrics (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41544755)

Bang on. So, since this is /. you're naturally trashed for it.

Backward News. (4, Insightful)

SolitaryMan (538416) | about 2 years ago | (#41541271)

This "news" is kind of backwards. It would be news if it turned out that it *does* make any sort of sense.

Re:Backward News. (3, Insightful)

garcia (6573) | about 2 years ago | (#41541489)

There was a recent job posting for some marketing company (I forget the name; I'm sure if you do a Google search you'll find it) that wanted a Klout score above 35 to be hired.

1. I have a 48 Klout score and while I work with marketing data analytics, I am not influential on any topics, at all.

2. If someone needs to have a 35+ on Klout, that shows just how irrelevant this number is for a marketing gig.

3. The fact that companies are interested in this number means someone is trying to make it relevant and thus the entire thing is scary as shit.

--

While Klout apparently believes I'm most influential in the "Twin Cities", "Food" and "Games" and one could make an argument for the first two, the third is just batshit crazy.

Klout is meaningless and should be completely ignored.

Re:Backward News. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541621)

I checked it out a while back and it listed "Style," "New Jersey," and "Typewriter" as three of my most influential topics. Style is clearly wrong, I don't have any dealings with New Jersey, and even Klout doesn't know what Typewriter means. So yeah, lots of meaningful information here.

Re:Backward News. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41542101)

If you hire marketing people based on anything other than what hearsay says about them you're doing it wrong.

Re:Backward News. (2)

NeutronCowboy (896098) | about 2 years ago | (#41542201)

It looks like that company was Salesforce. Quite frankly, I'm not entirely surprised. Their HR department is completely clueless, and wings things on a regular basis.

Re:Backward News. (1)

SolitaryMan (538416) | about 2 years ago | (#41544827)

3. The fact that companies are interested in this number means someone is trying to make it relevant and thus the entire thing is scary as shit.

This can actually work, unfortunately. Look at the credit score, for example. Nobody wants to think/research by themselves, they just want somebody to tell them: this is good, this is bad and take away all responsibility.

Stupid, but before you know you may find yourself wondering, if the sites you are using report to Klout.

Re:Backward News. (1)

commodore73 (967172) | about 2 years ago | (#41541831)

Even worse, the slashdot summary says klout is a "new" social media service. How long can a "new" description last on the Internet? I seem to remember some laws about how long companies could keep the "new" label on "new" products. Seems that should even be shorter for Internet concepts.

Call me old school (5, Funny)

greggem (1044620) | about 2 years ago | (#41541317)

But I don't really care what your Klout score is. THAC0 is what really matters.

Re:Call me old school (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541361)

To hit tables, son. THAC0 is what the n00bs use.

Re:Call me old school (2)

Darinbob (1142669) | about 2 years ago | (#41541959)

D20 is the bane of mankind.

Re:Call me old school (1)

somarilnos (2532726) | about 2 years ago | (#41541499)

In Soviet Russia, Armor Class 0 hits YOU.

Re:Call me old school (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41546147)

What matters most to me is FARTS

Re:Call me old school (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41546709)

+1

Re:Call me old school (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41549007)

+2 vs. undead

Klout itself is nonsense. (1)

BLToday (1777712) | about 2 years ago | (#41541417)

How is Klout useful for me?

Caste system. (3, Insightful)

wcrowe (94389) | about 2 years ago | (#41541429)

Social warfare is getting to be bad enough. We don't need to further relegate people into different classes. Do we really want some sort of Hindu caste system? Klout needs to be Klobbered.

Re:Caste system. (2)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | about 2 years ago | (#41542087)

Social warfare is getting to be bad enough. We don't need to further relegate people into different classes. Do we really want some sort of Hindu caste system? Klout needs to be Klobbered.

Empirically speaking, it appears that we(in the aggregate) practically live for the chance to build absurd little social hierarchies, even when circumstances are such that the hierarchy won't significantly affect resource allocation... It's like we are just a few service packs away from being damn dirty apes or something.

Re:Caste system. (2)

firewrought (36952) | about 2 years ago | (#41542889)

Empirically speaking, it appears that we practically live for the chance to build absurd little social hierarchies

Pfft... spoken like one with a 7-digit user ID. ;-O

Re:Caste system. (1)

wcrowe (94389) | about 2 years ago | (#41543155)

That literally made me LOL.

Re:Caste system. (1)

wcrowe (94389) | about 2 years ago | (#41543273)

That's a good point. Boarding an airplane these days is a perfect example.

Re:Caste system. (2)

hairyfish (1653411) | about 2 years ago | (#41545639)

We had a startup airline a few years back that was all business class from front to back of the plane. Every seat Business Class. The company didn't last long, and went bankrupt. It seems people didn't want to travel business class unless they had some cattle class schmucks on-board to look down their noses at.

Clod? (1)

gonzo_ks (2471720) | about 2 years ago | (#41541451)

Not impressed. Gonna go sign up now.

Login with Twiiter or Facebook account, fuck you! (2)

Nyder (754090) | about 2 years ago | (#41541467)

title says it all.

Any service that requires me to log in thru another source I will NOT use. It's bad enough i have a facebook account, but to actually use it, hell no. I hide from my relatives for a reason.

Re:Login with Twiiter or Facebook account, fuck yo (1)

Animats (122034) | about 2 years ago | (#41541633)

Right. Klout is essentially a promotion for Twitter/Facebook as a single sign-in system.

Re:Login with Twiiter or Facebook account, fuck yo (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541775)

Not sure if this is a joke or not - klout is one service where single-sign on actually makes sense!

Because jfruh has a low one? (1)

hawks5999 (588198) | about 2 years ago | (#41541549)

Maybe?

My Klout score (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541559)

OK I'll check it out.
tappity tappity ENTER

KLOUT "Sign in" with Twitter (don't have) or Facebook (don't have) ....and I'm over it.

I'm also bothered by misspelling Kommon words for effekt.

Re:My Klout score (1)

Pope (17780) | about 2 years ago | (#41542581)

It's misspelled for branding reasons. At least it still has all the vowels and looks pronounceable.

Just Call it Kredit Skore (1)

zenlessyank (748553) | about 2 years ago | (#41541591)

Ain't vanity and mis-trust a bitch. PS. SKrew your Karma and post limits when I can AC post anyways. Fucking Stupid.

Answer with no question (1)

theurge14 (820596) | about 2 years ago | (#41541619)

I don't need some fancy new social media site to tell me that most of what I say on the Internet is delusional rants and unsupported claims.

But it's fun! (5, Funny)

JarekC (544383) | about 2 years ago | (#41541709)

C'mon, Klout is fun! Exactly because its metrics are so bizarre, it's really fun to check out yours and your friends' score, and compare it with some well known people. At my workplace we do it like every couple of days, and its like watching Monty Python. You can't keep a straight face when for example a guy sitting in the next cubicle suddenly turns out to be - according to Klout - more influential then the company CEO.

Re:But it's fun! (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 2 years ago | (#41541933)

I'm almost tempted to sign up just to see what it will say.

I'm the most influential person in the world on...designer ski boots? Oh yes, pay me big money, bitches!

Surprise.... (1)

mseeger (40923) | about 2 years ago | (#41541765)

A post from Cpt. Obvious. I guess you will be hard pressed to find people on Slashdot who actually think the Klout score really says something about another person.

The purpose of the Klout score is, that some day people somehow will pay Klout for increasing their Klout score ;-).

Metrics make perfect sense (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541771)

Their metrics are bizarre — privacy blogger Dan Tynan has been rated as highly influential on the topic of cigars, despite having only smoked one, decades ago.

The metrics make perfect sense when you understand the reason: the purpose of Klout is to promote Klout.

Wrong metrics (1)

vlm (69642) | about 2 years ago | (#41541881)

Their metrics are bizarre ...

... if they were using /. UID numbers and ./ Karma and the /. friend/foe network and all that, I bet the results would be far more informative.

I think /. should allow klout linking... I think it would really further my career to be known as highly influential WRT goatse, TRS-80s, and being grouchy.

horse_ebooks (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541927)

I assume we're all familiar with @horse_ebooks, seeing as it's been reported on in innumerable places including the New York Times; if not, just know that it's a spam bot on Twitter which, to appear to be human, tweets randomly-selected phrases, occasionally to comedic effect.

Anyway, a while back, this spambot's score on Klout overtook that of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey's. In fact, it's overtaken a number of "social media gurus" who proceeded to rant and rave about this injustice.

Google it up, it's pretty hilarious.

Re:horse_ebooks (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 2 years ago | (#41542073)

I've read up on it, the phenomenon is pretty funny, but what I'm after specifically is the delicious lulz from self-important "social media gurus." Can anyone find anything? Bonus if there are pics and the person looks like a total hipster.

Real-world consequences (1)

jopsen (885607) | about 2 years ago | (#41541979)

Klout scores have real-world consequences, with people deemed influential getting discounts on concert tickets or free access to airport VIP lounges

Wow, that's some really horrible real-world consequences... Can we move along...

Advertising (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41541995)

This article smells like Product Placement/Advertisement wrapped in the guise of a news story. Come on moderators...

Re:Advertising (1)

DragonWriter (970822) | about 2 years ago | (#41542473)

This article smells like Product Placement/Advertisement wrapped in the guise of a news story.

Welcome to Slashdot.

Re:Advertising (1)

Magada (741361) | about 2 years ago | (#41549943)

Welcome to New Slashdot.

FTFY

Do newmedia douchebags like it? (2)

Pope (17780) | about 2 years ago | (#41542625)

Klout is krap. (2)

SvnLyrBrto (62138) | about 2 years ago | (#41542719)

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates have lower Klout scores than Justin Bieber. Until this summer, so did President Obama. And as far as I could tell, Steve Jobs never had Klout at all. And this is a metric that I'm supposed to take seriously? I think not.

Score:8, Klout-tastic (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41542791)

Klout is like Digg (or was that Reddit) for Wordpress which is like Blogger (or was that tumblr) for newz.

privacy blogger Dan Tynan cigars (2, Insightful)

sumdumass (711423) | about 2 years ago | (#41543425)

Did anyone else read this and think it was just some sort of inside joke or coy insult to insinuate Tynan blows a lot of smoke up things?

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  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>