I’ve recently succumbed to peer pressure and registered myself in the vanity game called Klout.
What it does is basically tell you how “influential” Â you are across several different social networking channels (mainly Twitter and Facebook) and how far your “reach” is.
I have to admit, it is kind of fun to see your own scores progress over the weeks. I couldn’t say if this is actually a deterministic way to tell if somebody is a person you should listen to (at least for the topics he’s listed as influencer on Klout), or if this is just another way beyond follower-/friends-counts to stroke ones ego, but it provides some nice Â insights about the topics you converse about online.
Klout features two more interesting things I’d like to point out:
- Topics: Pages about different topics, who talks about them and who are the top influencers in that field.
- Perks: Depending on your score, you can get gifts or discounts from numerous companies around the world. Now that’s what I call motivation to communicate online