or 48 or 46, not sure what it is today. Klout has become the de facto mechanism for measuring someone’s influence in the online social sphere but with a lack of transparency regarding how the score is calculated I question its relevance. An argument against transparency is that it gives people the tools needed to game the system. I would argue however that transparency is needed along with intelligence to determine when people are gaming their score. The Marketing director where I work is influential offline and contributes to a number of online sources but has a score much lower than mine (he apparently lost another point yesterday) which is driving him crazy. I would love to point him to my super engagement on Facebook but I don’t have the data to back that up.
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