Okay, I admit it. I checked my Klout score. And so did you.
It was hard to resist every now and then. Just a little peek. How bad could that be? We’re human, and we love to check our box scores for anything we do.
Well, guess what? After Klout’s sudden and arbitrary-seeming “re-alignment” of all of our scores today (explained by Klout CEO Joe Fernandez here), the angry snit it inspired among the Klouterati, and the inevitable backlash to the backlash, it became painfully obvious that the “standard measure” has never exactly been as scientific as the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum in 1⁄299,792,458 of a second – if you get my meaning.
As a matter of fact, those dice are – and have always been – downright fuzzy. So I give you a fancy new infographic to explain the key questions we now face in social media after the storm…
Oh, and for the record, I lost 14 imaginary points myself. But who’s counting? Apparently not Klout.