"When I tweet, it raises my Klout score. When I Facebook and friends comment, my score goes up. Same for LinkedIn and Foursquare. Google+ gives me nothing. What’s my motivation to use it? Not much from a Klout perspective.
But, I’m motivated to acquire more friends on Google+ to help boost my score should Google decide to connect to Klout. So, if you’d like to connect, hit me up and I’ll gladly add you. Follow me on Twitter too (@kenhess). I could use the associated Klout boost.
I’d gladly use Google+ but I have so little time for social interactions that I need to maximize my influence when I do. For me, social media outlets are for promoting my writing work that I do here at ZDNet and at other places. I will carry on conversations with Twitter followers on occasion. I’ll engage you on LinkedIn on a mutual topic of interest. Heck, I’ll even jump in on some Facebook wall discussions but I’ll be darned if I waste a bunch of time on Google+ just yet.
Google+ needs Klout.
Google+, without Klout, you’re dead to me."
Via Andrew Spong