I’ve Got Klout

The About.me service has just announced that it is now integrated with the Klout social analytics service. For me it currently lists people such as Miquel Duran, xxx and xxx as people I’ve influenced and Paul Walk, Cameron Neylon and xxx as people who have influenced me. That’s fair, I feel. Interestingly it also mentioned Danika Holmes as someone else who influenced me – she’s an excellent American singer I saw in The Bell recently, bought her CD and tweeted how great she was. I think this is probably the traditional meaning of influenced by which will be relevant to a mass Market (eg teenagers who have been influenced by Lady Gaga). I wonder to what extent the underlying algorithms are relevant to influence in a professional context?

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