by Debbie Friez
My Klout score went up 10 points in the past week! But, what did I do to make it jump that high? I don’t believe I did anything new. But, I believe Klout's announcement of a new look and improved Klout score this week may have something to do with it.
According the Klout blog, they are now measuring more actions, like a +K and data from other sources, they are calling “real world” like Wikipedia and LinkedIn. This is supposed to help when you have times of inactivity, such as when you are on vacation.
Klout is also promising greater transparency, so you know what content contributed to a rise in your score. (Note: I’m still not sure what added the 10 points to my score). A new feature branded “moments” will showcase your most influential activities.
Mark Schaefer offers a review of the changes on his Grow blog in “Klout overhauls its business model, but does it answer critics?” Many other blogs continue to criticize the idea of numerical score reflecting true influence.
What do you think if Klout’s changes? Are you a fan or do you opt out?