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...