Today it was announced that yet a social media service has passed a 100 million mark, as now 100 Million People have Klout.
Klout is a service that measures your online influence based on your activity on Twitter, LinkedIn, FaceBook and so on. The main measure is a score between 1 and 100.
As many others I have from time to time been tempted to have a narcissistic look at my profile. I haven’t recorded it, but it seems to me that some of the other attributes on Klout changes a lot. Or maybe it’s just me who is moving around in the social media realm in all directions.
Today my Klout style is being a “broadcaster”. And that may be right, as I’m re-tweeting a lot of links. But I’m sure I was a “specialist” the last time I checked, and that is in the opposite corner of the style quadrant. Well, never mind, every description of the styles is positive.
Klout also have beliefs in what topics you are influential about. One of my top 10 topics is “magic”. I think I must be more careful about tweeting about “data quality magic”. Another topic of mine is “Tripoli”. That’s right too; I did make one tweet about Tripoli that ended up as an information quality trainwreck.
Unfortunately I’m not influential about data quality or MDM at all. I’ll have to work on that.