Curation, Social Business and Beyond
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Curation, Social Business and Beyond
Covering the ongoing evolution of curation & beyond; the impact & innovation
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Your Klout Score Just Changed. Here’s Why

Your Klout Score Just Changed. Here’s Why | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |
Your Klout score may have just changed, by a lot. Tuesday the company rolled out updated scores for all of its users and began pushing out an updated Klout interface that focuses not on your Klout score, but the individual posts that got you there.

Via John van den Brink
John van den Brink's comment, August 14, 2012 3:36 PM
Jan, thank you very much for the re-scoop.
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Report: The Rise of Digital Influence and Why You Should Care

Report: The Rise of Digital Influence and Why You Should Care | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

This piece and report was done by Brian Solis .  Brian has done an outstanding job of helping us to understand the rocky road of social media/business and this is no exception. Happy anniversary Brian! It's unbelievable it's already a year that you've been Principal Analyst of Altimeter Group, great job.

Those of us who are involved with social networks are already aware of Klout, Kred, PeerIndex and many others that are yet to come down the pike. Some people don't pay attention, others wish these services would be more transparent about how they measure our standing in the social community. No matter where you stand on this issue, it's not going away but becoming more important than ever. In this piece, Brian gives us some valuable insights and takeaways (slideshare) that is very important for your business now and in the future.

Here's what caught my attention:

Whether we know it or not, our social activity now contributes to our stature within each network.

**New services such as Klout, PeerIndex among many others not only measure who you know, what you say, and what you do, they attempt to score or rank your ability to influence those to whom you’re connected.

**As a result, social network users are now starting to rethink how they connect and communicate to improve their stature within each network. 

**At the same time, brands are starting to take notice of those services also help organizations identify individuals who are both connected and relevant to help expand reach into new media and markets.

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

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Tom George's comment, March 21, 2012 6:20 PM
Thanks for sharing some great curation today
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What Your Klout Score Really Means

What Your Klout Score Really Means | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

I selected this piece by Seth Stevenson for Epicenter Wired because whether we like it our not, Klout is definitlely infiltrating our lives personally and professionally according to the author and a recent article in Forbes  who are saying the same thing.

My commentary: I can understand that there has to be a way for businesses to sort through the masses and have some way of finding what they consider to be the best.

If your job requires you to be offline or in the field all day, you can't post on social networks, which is what Klout measures, therefore, your Klout score will be lower than someone else's who has a stronger presence than you and may or not be as competent as you are in your industry.

**I'd love to hear your comments about this - How do you feel about this because as I said, whether we like it or not, Klout exists and it is gaining momentum.

Your Klout score is gaining in importance: a high one might bring perks, but a low one could dash your career dreams or cause someone not to do business with you.

Here are some highlights:

**Much as Google’s search engine attempts to rank the relevance of every web page, Klout—a three-year-old startup based in San Francisco—is on a mission to rank the influence of every person online.

**Its algorithms comb through social media data:

**If you have a public account with Twitter, which makes updates available for anyone to read, you have a Klout score, whether you know it or not (unless you actively opt out on Klout’s website).

You can supplement that score by letting Klout link to harder-to-access accounts, like those on Google+, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

**The scores are calculated using variables that can include number of followers, frequency of updates, the Klout scores of your friends and followers, and the number of likes, retweets, and shares that your updates receive.

**High-scoring Klout users can qualify for Klout Perks, free goodies from companies hoping to garner some influential praise.

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

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