Friday, December 9, 2011

I've Got Klout...?

So, notch another mark in the "ambiguous social networking category" with my Klout page.  Several months back, a few friends and colleagues started giving me "klout" - basically like "kudos", I suppose - in a few different categories, the top of which were:
Basically, Klout is supposed to "measure" how much influence a person exerts upon their social network, basically counting up all the "likes" and comments on FB statues, comments to blogs, re-tweets, etc.  So basically, my "Klout Influence" is how much impact I have on the social networking interwebz.  And, apparently, according to Klout I'm a "specialist": 

You may not be a celebrity, but within your area of expertise your opinion is second to none. Your content is likely focused around a specific topic or industry with a focused, highly-engaged audience.

Basically, I blog fairly consistently, about fairly consistent things, and have decent interaction with people who read what I blog.  There's even a cool little grid, ranking me alongside other folks considered to be my "colleagues":

I'm right down here in the lower right with authors Mike Duran and Matt Cardin (pretty darn good company) in the Focused/Consistent quadrant.

Once again...what does this all mean?  I've linked almost every account I have into Klout, so it can access and "measure" all my social activity...whatever that means. It's pretty low maintenance, however, and it's got "perks" - free stuff you can claim, depending on your "Klout", and I recently got for free a brand new, trade paperback edition of Stephen King's Bag of Bones, so, hey...can't be all bad.  

Anyway, here's my Klout page.  If you think I have some, go right ahead and nominate me...