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Is Klout Really Accessing Your Protected Tweets?

Unspoken

Last week I wrote, “Klout Story Part 1 – Are you reading between the lines? ” , which concentrated on some of Klout’s privacy issues. Klout’s Marketing Manager, Ms. In her reply she said that Klout gathers public information to create a Klout profile and that they don't breach any privacy issue by doing so. AA_DF – Twitter.

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Once Upon a Time With Klout….The Final Chapters

Unspoken

just loved Dabney Porte’s story of the Pied Piper and felt is so appropriate to share here as it is very relevant to how many of us feel we have been manipulated by Klout. As I emerge from the fairytale state that the brand we now know as Klout, has lured many of us into, I have made a decision to wake up. I, like many have decided to opt out of the Klout scoring and marketing game.

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How to Get Your Profile and Data Completely Disconnected from Klout

Unspoken

November, 1 2011: As of today you can request complete opt-out of your Klout account! Login your Klout account —> profile settings —> if you would like to delete your account press here! Your account will be removed, note that will take up to 7 days to get removed from Klout API. It is recommended that you still revoke all access of Klout as well.

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Once upon a time, I Believed in the Fairytale of Klout

Unspoken

Klout has made some dramatic changes in the past few weeks, which has led the Social Media ecosystem to ask many questions about Klout’s brand credibility and business agenda. Many are left feeling as if Klout was one Fairytale Gone Bad. For a few weeks, the Klout team cloaked themselves in a barricade of silence. KLOUT TRANSPARENCY. Is Klout On The Way Out?

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Twitter Gives Advertisers More Klout

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter provided more details on the Klout enrichment  that it discussed in its announcement earlier this week  that the updated (2.0) Gnip product manager Greg Lyon said in a blog post  that Twitter’s Klout enrichment 2.0 allows brands and agencies to: Rank influencers based on Klout data to evaluate potential follow-up for promotional, endorsement or sponsorship opportunities. Twitter said Klout enrichment 2.0 is available to all brands and agencies starting Thursday. Klout Scores tailored audiences Topic Data

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Coping with the Klout Reality

Geoff Livingston

Marketers and individuals will have to deal with social scoring in the form of Klout and its sister technologies. haven’t written about Klout outside of general discussions on social scoring for a good long while. But I had a second reason: As a professional communicator, it’s become increasingly clear that we won’t escape Klout, Kred and PeerIndex. Or worse?

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Why Klout and Kred Fail

Geoff Livingston

The speech took to task social scoring technologies Klout and Kred for failing to predict influencers and movements as they arise. Someone who achieves a high Klout score for something notable, already created that act. How do Klout and Kred handle topical real-time relevancy? Influence xPotomac influence klout kred scoring Shonali Burke socialImage by Continuum.

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Why You Should Care About Klout

Ari Herzog

The recent addition of LinkedIn to the mix of social media considered when calculating a Klout score has left many wondering about Klout, how to raise your score, and whether it matters after all. Have you heard of Klout ? As more and more marketing professionals look for ways to measure and manipulate influence online, Klout is emerging as a force too big to be ignored.

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Klout: A Call To Inaction

Spin Sucks

In fact, most people thought the Klout menace was nothing but a distraction, and yet they still looked upon it with fascination. On this day, the Klout was in a foul mood and deemed its followers unworthy. It is not known why the Klout monster became unhappy, though there are many rumors. It is the people who put themselves out there and share their lives that have Klout.

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What You Can Learn about Gaming from Klout +K

Spin Sucks

I’m not a fan of Klout. Determining Determining influence based on how someone participates online (mostly  Twitter ) is baloney. But my point is that Klout has figured out how to use all four of the dynamics he discusses with +K: Appointment, influence and status, progression, and community. Klout does this by giving you five +K points to award to friends each day.

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Klout’s Effect On The Classroom, Your Career & More

Firebelly

A Klout score, while controversial to many, is becoming more mainstream and carrying more weight in the real world. Get the latest scoop in today’s must-reads: Klout in the Classroom: Grading Students on Social Media Use. Klout Would Like Potential Employers To Consider Your Score Before Hiring You. Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight? Why Klout is doomed.

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Why Klout Doesn’t Measure True Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ll admit that it’s fun to bash Klout. Posts have been written ad nauseam (including on this blog, though they’re not the nauseating kind) on  the plusses and minuses of Klout’s service , but I think I’ve finally nailed down what bothers me about the service (which I’m still a member of and will continue to use). What’s your proof, LaCasse?

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2011 NBA Playoffs: Head-to-Head Twitter Matchups by Klout Score

Adam Sherk

Since I like looking at the social media presence of NBA teams I thought I’d run the 2011 playoff teams through the beta version of the new Klout to see how the fare against each other. Atlanta had the worst Klout score in the conference so that doesn’t sync with their surprising performance thus far in the playoffs. The Most Popular NBA Teams on Twitter and Facebook.

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Why Klout Should Not Be A Synonym For Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

The tool that’s making the most rounds these days, it seems to me, is Klout. There have been blog posts ad nauseam by online influencers (and I don’t mean to use that term in a belittling way, so please don’t anyone take it that way) on online tools such as Klout. Now, I have no axe to grind with Klout. I’m sure Very Nice People work there. YAY TEAM!!!!!

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Why Critics of Klout Are Missing the Big Picture

Convince & Convert

Other than signing book deals, the favorite sport of the social media punditry these days seems to be bashing Klout. The most recent example was from B2B social media thinker Paul Gillin who wrote a post unveiling the flaws in Klout’s ranking scheme. Instead, they object to the very notion and existence of Klout. How the hell does that work without something like Klout?

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Does Size Really Matter When it Comes to Klout?

Shift Digital

I remember the moment I learned about Klout. To be honest, I didn’t even know what the coveted word “klout” meant. Rainbows appeared and I asked myself what it all meant.  I kept track of my Klout score for awhile and noticed what affected my score.  It was a pretty logical process. What is klout? How can you improve your Klout score?

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Social Influence and the Impact of Klout API

Laurel Papworth

Klout is the social media measurement tool that measures influence – how many followers, how much interaction and the style of interaction that a person has in their personal or business social network. As Klout takes over the world, it’s interesting to see their API (the button that updates all over the internet) showing up. Klout integrated into the Browser.

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When #measurePR met Klout

Waxing UnLyrical

Last week, the special guest on #measurePR was Megan Berry of Klout. Given Given how vocal I’ve been about how problematic I find many elements of Klout , it was pretty decent of her to be willing to participate. Why should we take Klout seriously? E.g., posting nonsense on Twitter [resulting in] increased activity & score? from Harrison Kratz ).

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How to Increase Your Retweets, Twitter Followers & Klout

Kikolani

The message sent did not have your Twitter username in it. Another thing that is less shocking, but understandable, are sites where the retweet button lacks the basic functionality to shorten the URL, include the title with the post, and include the blogger’s Twitter handle. How do these things affect your Twitter follower count and Klout? Click on that button.

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Klout for Enterprise 2.0 Networks is a Bad Idea

Social Media Strategery

Bringing Klout to the Enterprise? Unfortunately, despite all the criticism of tools like Klout on the open Internet, there seems to be a demand somewhere for tools that reduce actual people and relationship to numbers. E20 enterprise firewall gamification influence internal klout rewards social mediaCommunities don’t work like that. People don’t work like that.

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What’s Your Score? How Klout and PeerIndex Affect Social Engagement

Idaconcpts

Klout and PeerIndex, the two major players in measuring social influence, have only been around for a few years but have already made a mark on digital engagement. Klout. Klout measures people’s social media influence by analyzing how the content they create drives online trends and user action. Social media is the driving force behind much of the World Wide Web. PeerIndex.

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Why I Can’t Trust Klout Anymore

Bill Hartzer

Klout is a site that measures your influence on the web, using social media sites. Essentially, the more influential you are on social media websites, the higher your Klout score is. The score goes from 1 to 100, and I would say that it’s pretty easy to get a Klout score of 30 or higher. Currently, my Klout score is 66 , which is really not that bad if you ask me. After, all, Duane Forrester’s Klout score is 74: It’s all good, right? Well, let’s take a look at the BEST CONTENT that Klout recommends that I share. well, no.

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Klout and Kred – Social Influence Comparison

Akamai Marketing

In particular, I’ve aimed my arrows at Klout. But within the last year, there is a new player, Kred, which hasn’t quite caught on the way Klout did.  I still understand the value of measuring influence from the perspective of brands and analytics. Recently, several high profile social media people have removed themselves from Klout all together. KloutKonniptions!

Klout and Peerindex – social network loyalty cards?

The Way of the Web

Like a lot of people, I’m registered on both Klout and Peerindex , which both attempt to track my online influence in slightly different ways to give one overall score which can be compared to others in my areas of interest. The hook with Klout and Peerindex is that you tend to receive awards if you reach a certain level of influence, which requires you to use specific networks.

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Solving Klout’s “Warren Buffett Problem”

Convince & Convert

Matt Thomson, Klout @daddymention. Matt Thomson , VP of Business Development at Klout , joins the  Social Pros Podcast  this week to discuss the “Warren Buffett problem” his company faces, those fancy analytics at work behind the Klout algorithms, and expanding to offer brands a whole new product. via Klout. Please Support Our Sponsors. Listen Now .

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The Return On Influence In A World Of Klout

Twist Image

Schaefer over at Grow Blog recently published his second book, Return On Influence - The Revolutionary Power of Klout, Social Scoring, and Influence Marketing , which dissects the fascinating world of social scoring an individual consumer's true influence in the online channels. At the same time, many marketers see Klout and the power to social score individuals as a great way to not only nurture our evangelists but uncover new ones. klout. the tao of twitter. twitter. Mark W. Whether or not you think that this is an idea that will stick, it's here. blogging.

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Social Media Clout: Klout them up – don’t you know who I am?

Laurel Papworth

To “To Klout Them Up” As in “ to hit them up” or ask for something. Klout is the social media ranking tool – tells companies how influential a twitterer or blogger or Pinterester is in influencing others to find, filter and forward their stuff. click to see more on Klout [link]. Klout ). just came up with a new term. And Overladies.

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How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter

SocialFish

————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories. But what is the best way to use Twitter, without wasting valuable time? I Twitter is like looking out the window of a fast moving train.

Why Twylah Is My Favorite Influential Tool

Unspoken

Twylah examines your live Twitter stream and selects up to 20 topics that you tweet about the most. To make sure you don’t include such tweets on your Twylah page, Twylah will automatically remove any tweets that you delete from your Twitter stream if you are a premium user. Twylah vs. Klout. Klout is a major player when it comes to measuring influence. Kelly Kim.

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How to Find Influencers on Twitter

Razor Social

Who are the key influencers in your industry on Twitter that you need to connect with? Klear  is a powerful tool for analyzing Twitter accounts (it also supports, YouTube, blogs and Instagram).  It divides people into over 40,000 categories so you can really distil down and find the right people in the right categories. Of course, we have some tools that will help! 1. Klear. Klear.

Why engaging influencers is even more important given recent Twitter research

Akamai Marketing

I recently read an article by Tom Webster about the fact that measuring social media is limited largely by the fact that most data comes from Twitter rather than Facebook. Influencers Kout Opinion Peer Index Study social media advice influencers Klout marketing Twitter

February 2012: Ottawa’s Twitter top 20

Sherrilynne Starkie

After a brief absence (December and January) the Ottawa Twitter top 20 makes its return. started doing these tables over a year ago to illustrate how being popular (Grader) on Twitter doesn’t necessarily mean you have influence (TweetLevel).   Perhaps people are just getting better at using Twitter to build influence?  More likely, it’s about how the two tools are now evaluating Twitter users. Here’s how the Twitter top 20 is compiled: Only real humans are included (no brands, no publishers etc). Twitter Popularity ( Grader ). snookca.

Thoughts from Conversation with Klout CEO Joe Fernandez

Geoff Livingston

Ace Blogger Seth Godin doesn’t participate on Twitter, but has a Klout score of 70 in large part due to retweets and mentions. This phenomena typifies what Klout calls the Warren Buffet problem. Yesterday, Read Write Web published the larger findings from the open interview with Klout CEO Joe Fernandez responding to criticisms published here.

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Boost Your @Klout Score With Help from @Gina_Carr and @TerryBrock #SocBiz #SocialSelling

Blue Focus Marketing

What’s your Klout score? And as prominent marketing strategists Gina Carr (@ gina_carr ) and Terry Brock (@ TerryBrock ) argue in their book Klout Matters , it’s not only important to know what that score is, but what it means for your business. One of the great things about Carr and Brock’s Klout Matters is its accessibility. So how does one get a good Klout score then?

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Manipulating Influence Scores Makes No Sense at All

Unspoken

Recently I am seeing many posts and questions being asked, “How do I increase my Klout Score?” Do you think that a high Klout score will change your life for the better? Well guess what, it will not. I don’t know where people are getting the idea that a high Klout score or ‘level of influence’ alone will make them stand out in the crowd. high Klout score simply cannot take the place of real life experience and accomplishments. It is not the number of books you’ve read or written, and it is definitely not the your Klout Score.

Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter came of age in 2010, growing at a scorching pace —from 75 million users at the beginning of the year to more than 190 million by the end of December. Twitter is used (officially) in 65 of the Fortune 100 companies , 63% of small to midsized businesses, and nearly half of all B2B enterprises. Which companies are really succeeding on Twitter, and how are they doing it?

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How to Use Twitter as a Professional Networking Tool

Idaconcpts

Twitter is more than just a method to share your thoughts regarding any particular subject. Here are five best practices on how to use Twitter as a professional networking tool. 1. When you mention someone in a Twitter post, that person will receive a message. Although Twitter is akin to a digital soapbox, you may want to refrain from being unprofessional. Posts Images.

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Tool Tuesday: Twitter curation tools

Akamai Marketing

Enter: Twitter curation. There are several services that curate or organize tweets based on Twitter lists or keywords. For those who track this sort of thing, I’ve noticed that in some cases using a curation service can increase the Klout Score.  Unlike a Twitter stream, these curation tools offer a way to collect a lot of information in a single place.  Paper.li

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Twitter Lists: List Me Baby One More Time

Spin Sucks

Forget how many followers someone has, how many likes they have, and even their  Klout score. The first thing to look at when making a snap judgement about someone on Twitter is how many lists they are on. Twitter introduced lists two years ago and their effective use separates amateurs from the pros. So, what are Twitter lists ? Twitter lets you create up to 20 lists.

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The Best Free Tools for Twitter Analytics

Adam Sherk

What are the best free tools for analyzing a Twitter profile? During a social media audit I like to run a company’s Twitter profiles through some basic analysis tools to set benchmarks and compare them to competitors. I got good response to my post on Facebook analytics tools so I thought I’d do something similar for Twitter. Twitter Web Analytics. Twitter Counter.