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Humanizing Online Reputation: Connect.Me is Crushing Klout & PeerIndex

Humanizing Online Reputation: Connect.Me is Crushing Klout &  PeerIndex | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
I am thoroughly convinced that Connect.Me will obliterate Klout as well as PeerIndex and possibly Kred as well. Connect.me aims to humanize reputation scoring. Clout from our peers, with incredible transparency. Further, how Trust is regarded, as Connect.Me is still being crafted, this is what wins you over.


The vouches are only the beginning. We are going to see stats per specialty/general public and by specialty/within our connections, and we will thus know who the 'go-to' person is, whether we want to fish within our own pond or worldwide, and we will have this from Connect.me...

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OsakaSaul's comment, November 17, 2011 3:40 AM
thanks much, Anita!!!
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Social Media Breakdown: How Kred Can Make Your Business Smarter | Blog | Daily Dose

Social Media Breakdown: How Kred Can Make Your Business Smarter  | Blog | Daily Dose | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

In today's social-media obsessed world, there are many analytical tools and companies to help you measure your online influence. Klout.com was one of the first on the scene in September 2009, measuring -- on a scale of 1 to 100 -- your online influence on sites like Twitter and Facebook. Since launching, the company added LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare and most recently Google + to its algorithm. A company's "klout scores" have been used to target influencers and provide perks ranging from Hollywood studio film premiere tickets to Spotifyinvites.


While Klout has pretty much owned the social-media influence market, some are questioning the reliability of the company's data and "score."


Enter, Kred, which is a social-media scoring system that seeks to measure a person's online influence. But Kred, which was created by the San Francisco-based social analytics firm PeopleBrowsr, attempts to also measure a person or company's engagement, or as they call it, outreach. PeopleBrowsr hopes that that combination can offer a more informed metric for non-celebrities like entrepreneurs and those whom they follow and look to for advice...

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Tweets Last Up to 67 Times Longer for Users With Higher Klout Scores [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tweets Last Up to 67 Times Longer for Users With Higher Klout Scores [INFOGRAPHIC] | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

How long does a tweet last before it loses steam and falls by the wayside? If you have a high Klout score, it may last up to 67 times longer than other users.


The social influence measuring tool studied the impact of a tweet over time, based on a user’s Klout score. Specifically, the company wanted to know how many retweets different types of users garner and how much time it takes before those retweets cut in half — or the half-life of a tweet. Klout measured a week’s worth of retweet data to find out.


The results are stark. If you have a Klout score between 40 and 70, you can expect your tweet’s half-life to last for just five minutes. If you have a Klout score between 70 and 75 though, that number quintuples to 25 minutes...

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Hilarious Strategies for Leading an Angry Twitter Mob Against Klout

Hilarious Strategies for Leading an Angry Twitter Mob Against Klout | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Leadership may be defined in part as a process of influence.


Strangely, as I was searching for definitions of leadership I saw this list of leadership synonyms on Dictionary.com: authoritativeness, influence, command, effectiveness; sway, clout (emphasis mine).

 

However, many may know of another spelling: Klout with a “K”

 

Klout defines itself as the arbiter of social media influence. In their words, they provide The Standard for Influence. When the company recently unleashed their new algorithm, many people in social media saw their scores radically drop. For those schooled on this “credibility” framework, it was disorienting or irritating...

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Social Media A to Z Series: K is for Klout. 10 Ways Businesses Are Using Your Klout Score, Whether You Are A Member Or Not.

Social Media A to Z Series: K is for Klout. 10 Ways Businesses Are Using Your Klout Score, Whether You Are A Member Or Not. | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Why you should know something about Klout? This is a rating system that provides many valuable benefits to those rated. Indeed, companies increasingly consider this aspect to give gifts or awards to the best or from a certain rating. In the near future, this kind of aspect comes more and more important! What is your Klout score?

 

Klout is a company that provides social media metrics that measures a person’s influence across their social sites. It started by using data collected from individuals’ Twitter accounts however as of today, it has included a number of other social sites, namely: Facebook, Google Plus, Linkedin, YouTube, Foursquare, Flickr, Instagram, Blogger, Tumblr, WordPress and Last.fm...

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How To Finally Make Twitter Work For You

How To Finally Make Twitter Work For You | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Twitter is NOT easy! At least that is what I used to think when I first discovered what Twitter meant for me. This is what I learnt whilst trying to develop my profile for personal and professional growth. I found I could easily spend the majority of my day focusing on nothing but Twitter.

 

That involved finding content, reading tweets, tweeting my finds and sending RTs. While this was effective at starting to build my reputation it was painful, time consuming and I knew it was not sustainable.

 

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7 top tools to measure performance & influence on Twitter

7 top tools to measure performance & influence on Twitter | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Share This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.

 

Where to find stats, metrics & analytics for you & your brand
Target audience: Nonprofits, NGOs, cause organizations, social enterprises, businesses, brands, bloggers, social media managers, individuals.


This is the part of our ongoing series on how organizations can get the most out of Twitter. Please check back weekly for the next installment.


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Klout and Social Media Influence Scoring - Get Used to It | Social Media Today

Klout and Social Media Influence Scoring - Get Used to It | Social Media Today | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Social Media Influence Scoring (like PROskore or Klout) is here to stay – get used to it. It’s not useful to judge it as good or bad. It’s useful and it’s profitable. Just like Fair Isaac’s FICO scores. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re here to stay. That doesn't mean that Klout is here to stay.


Why Is It Here to Stay?


Because it'll be a hugely profitable venture.


Advertisers will increasingly be clamoring to know who the social media “heavy hitters” are. They’ll pay for scores. Employers, recruiting firms and such will subscribe to scoring services. A lot of people would subscribe as they’ll have a vested interest in their own scores.

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How Guest Posting Destroyed My Klout Score

How Guest Posting Destroyed My Klout Score | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

This post you’re reading just lowered my Klout score. How is that possible you ask?


Why Do We Guest Post?


There are only few reasons why bloggers guest post on other blogs. Here is why I do it:

- To extend my online influence (Klout)
- To rank better in search results (google)
- To tap into the host-blogger’s audience
- To reach a wider circle of followers (Twitter)


Online Influence


I don't know exactly how Klout calculates my influence score. No one does. It's their secret sauce so we don’t know for sure. But we can guess based on little information that we do have...

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A Klout Upside the Head

A Klout Upside the Head | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

I’ve been an observer of things Klouty for a while now. But I’ve been darned if I could work up a lot of excitement over it, positive OR negative. Until now.

 

I got pointed to a post on the Klout blog today about their reworked formula. Since I haven’t any accounts linked to their service, I didn’t have much reason to care.


But then I began to read the comment thread, and I was transfixed. The first comment set the tone: “My score went from 73 down to 53. 20 point drop. I’ve been working for months to increase my Klout score. Please fix this.”...

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Why Klout matters. A Lot.

Why Klout matters. A Lot. | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Yes, this is a real invitation.

 

If you hate Klout … and you probably do … try to take a deep breath and read ahead with an open mind.

 

Nothing seems to get rational people in a frenzy as much as Klout and its attempt to measure “influence.” I have immersed myself in the world of online power and influence over the past six months and feel like at this point I have probably studied this topic more than any person on earth! And, unlike every other blogger on the planet it seems, I’ve come to the conclusion that this is a very important development. In fact, a historically important development.

 

Before I get into why, let’s knock a few obvious facts out of the way:

 

- Klout cannot measure every type of influence. Never has. Never will...

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14 must-haves for your online personal brand building toolkit

14 must-haves for your online personal brand building toolkit | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Managing and growing any personal brand online can be a difficult task. For those of us looking to curate a respectable following, we simply can’t afford to miss any stops as nowadays, our online reputation means almost everything. Luckily, there are several tools we can use online that make this process easy and, in some instances, fun.

 

In a few case studies, personal brands that founded their online presence through small, community-based sites were then able to use the connections formed from those services in conjunction with several tools to further promote themselves on the web.

 

In an attempt to uncover which tools exactly have helped personal brands reach the heights that they have, we’ve curated a helpful list of services and online tools to make managing your web reputation just a bit easier...

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