I’m not going to bash Klout… plenty of others have done that already, and besides, I kind of like getting free stuff, so, more power to them! I just want to have fun with them.
A few weeks ago, I did a post about Wikipedia’s fundraising ads, entitled Jimmy Wales, Serial Killer?, which got retweeted by a few people. Well, thanks to that, Klout decided that “Wales” and “Serial Killer” were topics I was influential about (sorry, didn’t get a “before” snapshot). Now, they weren’t among my top 3, which were “Social Media”, “Internet Marketing” and “SEO”, but it was in my top 15.
I decided to have a little fun with it, so I posted on Twitter and Facebook, and sent out a shareholder mail on Empire Avenue, asking people to give me +K in “Wales” and “Serial Killer”. Within 5 minutes:
I think, though, I may have overdone it, because within an hour:
LOL! Oh well… makes for a great blog post. I wonder what kind of perks that’ll trigger for them to send me?
Feel free to +K me in Social Media and help me get back to normal. Or not. 🙂