Monday, July 12, 2010

Do YOU Have Klout?

This is soo interesting! @ingenesist and I were speaking of the need for exactly this this morning ... then I came across the site that has it built already!

Klout Classification

Here is what it says about me:

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@Marciajk is a connector

You are a constant source of information to your friends and co-workers. There is a good chance that you probably introduced several of your friends to Twitter. Your taste and opinion is respected and your judgment is trusted.

Influence Matrix
The Klout Classification is a holistic look at your influence and how you use it. There are 16 possible classifications determined by factors such as how often you tweet, who you follow, who follows you, and how your audience interacts with your messages. Your Klout Class is like a personality test for your style of influence.

Your influence network shows who you influence and who influences you. Influence is determined by avariety of factors including retweets, @messages, follows, and lists.

About Sharing
Klout analyzes links to determine some of the most popular content you've shared in the past three months. Clicks are for that specific link. If you created it, it represents the clicks on your shared content. If it was created by someone else it can still be a good indicator of whether or not you're sharing content that's popular.

Klout Score
Thank you for wanting to update your Klout Report. Please note, while you may have a great deal of daily activity (new tweets, retweets, followers, etc.), influence is a more consistent measure that reflects your overall impact over time and, as a result, will change at a slower pace. The Klout Score update is most accurate when we have a large set of data from your online interactions to process. Your Klout Score changes not because of any specific action, but rather the sum of your actions and engagement.

How often can I update my score?
Every six days you can click to refresh your score. Once you click the refresh button, your score will be added to the queue for processing. Klout tracks millions of accounts and uses an in-depth scoring algorithm. Generally this takes less than an hour, but in times of heavy load you should allow up to 36 hours for this process to happen.

Why can't I update my account more often?
The Klout Report is much like a social credit report. Your influence, much like your credit, will not change from day to day or even from week to week. Tracking your Klout Score is much more useful when looked at over a longer timeframe. It's important to note the higher level trends that change your influence, not individual tweets or messages. Learn more about why influence takes time.

Why is it taking so long for my account to process?
We're very serious about processing the millions of accounts we track on Klout. Your influence is not a simple thing to measure but involves checking every individual connection and message. This makes the Klout Report more valuable but also makes it take time. Learn more about the Klout Score. Learn more about why influence takes time.

Also: Klout Developer Network!

Leverage influence in your application. Knowing who's important on any given topic or in a certain situation is a game-changer for many applications.
Our API lets you easily integrate Klout score and influence to take your app to the next level.

What are some of the applications leveraging Klout?
Social Media Management
Sort incoming messages based on Klout score
See how influential fans are
Chart how influential the overall audience is
Examples: Cotweet, Hootsuite, and Tap 11
Social Search
Surface the most relevant people associated to any search term
Sort based on influence
Examples: Live Intent and Tweetup
CRM and Lead generation
Find how influential customers and potential leads are
Find influencers on relevant topics
Examples: Rapportive and Flowtown

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