Anyone saying “your Klout score doesn’t matter” is wrong.
I hope this helps build an awareness for any ignorant “experts” out there (Klout haters), and the people that look at our community to stay on top of a changing world while they are busy building a future.
The world is changing. So is the internet.
Here’s how… History of the Internet:
Web 1.0 was based on one-way communication
Web 2.0 introduced two way communication
Web 3.0 is driven by technology that reads and understands activity on the internet and uses that data to make recommendations and perform tasks using artificial intelligence.
Web 3.0 is everyday!
Klout is a Web 3.0 technology. It is being used by computers and people to decide if you are influential, important enough to get a free upgrade to first class, or skilled enough to get a job interview in social media.
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No matter what anyone says, it’s already happening and you can’t stop it. There are over 5,000 groups using the Klout API in their technology.
Last month, Klout had more than 3 billion (3,000,000,000) requests for information from all of their partner development organizations.
Keep in mind this number will only go up as we rely on applications using AI to help us save more time, make smarter decisions, and take advantage of trends as they are happening. It’s not showing any signs of slowing down.
I use Klout to discover others in my field, screen out spammers on twitter, and make a hiring decision. Hell I even got a freelance job out of it! Even though I like to use new technology, I know that I’m not alone on this one. Ready or not, this is happening.
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How can it not? I’m starting to see these scores everywhere! I see Klout scores in email marketing, social media updates on Twitter or Facebook, and in news articles I read.
This is what I see when you tweet @JMHHACKER840/8. With KLOUT 68
If I only have 2 minutes to respond to tweets from unknown people, who do you think I respond to first? Well I can tell you 86 percent of people are responding and following those with the higher scores.
Like all smart leaders, I use data to make decisions. Klout is data.
Klout will also improve artificial intelligence and automation.
Computers that know who to target will be more efficient.
There will be a time when you are followed, unfollowed, retweeted, or featured in the news based on a computer calculation. That time may be sooner than you think.
Flaws are no excuse to ignore an emerging technology
Yes, there are flaws. Everyone keeps saying that, hoping it will somehow change something.
However, its a moot argument because there are flaws in almost everything that we use today.
It happens. When a technology is in a beta stage, like Klout.
The KLOUT beast will grow no matter what I say and it’s time to GRAB it before you get left behind.
I’m always eager to be proven wrong, I openly declare a challenge to any expert to show me why Klout is not relevant. Tell me why I’m wrong and we can all learn something.