The well-known influence-measuring site, Klout, has had its fair share of controversy by online users. Some people feel it is useful, while others feel it to be useless, and there really is no in between. However, Klout’s recent Perk may give you a new perspective and change your mind about using Klout.
Online influence is gained by the impact we have on others, the connections we’ve made, the knowledge we have about particular topics, and how we share it. Klout, which measures our online influence using multiple pieces of data from several social networks and from places like Bing and Wikipedia, has become a source many individuals rely on when looking for online influencers to connect with on their social networks.
Klout provides a score between 1-100 that enables people to easily see who has been determined as an influencer and follow them online. Users of Klout can give +K’s to other users in topics they feel they have expertise in; however, Klout has added a new feature that now takes this to another level.