Klout's +K score - does it really have influence?


Online influence measurement is a nascent body of work and tends to focus on identifying "influencers"


Klout who has introduced a new feature they call "+K"  think Google “+1” or Facebook’s “like” button for influence.  At a random guess someone at Klout has realised that any measure of Influence is meaningless without context [what ever that it] but there is a need to establish a link between people, organizations, expertise and subjects. However the output (some determination of Influence) is only as good as the input and the algorithm, which itself needs to determine what is more valuable…. “who influences me or who/ how many do I influence?”


worth reading 

From Any to Many: The Collective Influence