Explain the fuctionality behind Klout users with no Topics associated with them?


My answer to online influence scores

Answer by Gautam Ghosh:

Do you really think Klout (or EmpireAvenue or Linkedin's new Skill Endorsements) reflects your real influence?
Far from it.

If you are influential about a certain topic, you will have people coming to you for advice on that topic. I am listed (by +Ks given) to be influential in certain topics on Klout, but not once have people come to me asking for advice/consulting because they saw it it Klout,

It is mostly because they heard of me referred by someone they knew and trusted or because they read my blog and decided they saw enough evidence to reach out to me.

Stop thinking of Klout and EmpireAvenue as the ends in themselves.

Here is an article by Dr. Michael Wu of Lithium on why they are fundamentally flawed as influence metrics too

The Problem With Measuring Digital Influence | TechCrunch

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About Gautam

Gautam is a HR professional interested in how emerging technologies are impacting work, careers and organizations.

Posted on January 9, 2013, in blogging. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Explain the fuctionality behind Klout users with no Topics associated with them?.

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