klout ?? Anyone have any info on this site.

on Aug 09, 2012 @ 03:07 pm

I was recently sent a request to join this website. I have never heard of it before, and still not 100 % sure what it's all about. As far as I can understand so far, you join and this site, it then monitors your online activity. Then gives you a personal rating of how influential you are online.

The description from their site.
We measure your influence based on your ability to drive action in social networks. We process this
data on a daily basis to give you an updated Klout Score
each morning.

Has anyone joined this site or have any first hand knowledge about it. I am very paranoid of something or someone tracking my personal stuff online, and I won't join anything until I fully understand all the risks vs benefits. Any advice chicks...

10 Replies

Klout on Aug 09, 2012 @ 03:14 pm

Klout basically measures how 'influential' you are online. It looks at your social media activity on twitter, facebook etc. and tells you how far of a reach you have and it gives you a score based on this.

If you are someone who is wary of connecting your facebook, twitter etc. to each other and letting people know personal info this may not be for you. However, there are perks to joining klout. Sometimes, in exchange for tweeting or facebooking, you can receive free products.


:( on Aug 09, 2012 @ 04:03 pm

Thanks Alex ! I am still undecided yet, but appreciate your input. The thought of free products is so luring, yet I am still worried about my privacy. I need to think about it and research it a little more. I am not afraid of speaking my mind, just freaks me out about the privacy part.

Klout on Aug 10, 2012 @ 07:23 pm

I joined Klout a while ago and sometimes I forget I am even a member on it until I get an email of an update about my influence changing or a new perk, which alexjc mentioned as a chance for free products as they are released). I found the concept of the site to be interesting and to see what type of influence I was making through social networking. It can help shape the future of a person'a social network if they wish not to be so associated with certain topics. I was linked to being influential about bacon, I guess I share my love about it that often! I participated in one perk as well - receiving a free razor in the mail, which I thought was pretty cool!

Klout on Aug 14, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

I joined it a while ago. I use an alternate fb that I only use for giveaways, contests and such, so there's no personal info involved. So there's an idea if you want to join but dont want to connect your personal facebook. One of perks I participated in was for a fullsized bottle of Dove bodywash.

Most of the free things go... on Aug 26, 2012 @ 11:11 am

to people living in the US. I've noticed that most of the perks say right on them US only. Any of the perks I've been offered so far sink and the only way I even knew about them was because I logged on, no one emailed me with anything. I find it to be a bit confusing, but from what I've learned about it I do have a pretty good score, not that its done me much good. Not yet any how. I didn't even know there was such a thing until I heard on the news about some woman that was offered a vacation because of her Klout score. Now that's a perk I wouldn't mine right about now.LOL


klout on Aug 29, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

i just got it recently and haven't seen the benefits or perks. what kind of a score do we need to earn perks?

Perks on Aug 29, 2012 @ 01:34 pm

There are different Perks at different times, and you need to have different topics and different minimum scores to earn. Seems 30 influence is generally the minimum, though I've seen it higher or lower.

Unfortunately, most Perks are US-only but I have received a perk from Neutrogena that was for Canadians. I do check everyday to see if there are any current or upcoming Perks for Canadians and I have connected my Twitter and Facebook accounts to the site. I just fiddle around and give my friends K to increase their influence in topics (and they do the same for me).

I think currently the site is best for Americans, Perks-wise -- they have had Essie nail polish Perks a couple times, for example -- but I think they're trying to get more Canadian/International sponsors for Perks. It's worth signing up for, anyway.

Not Much on Aug 29, 2012 @ 03:36 pm

I am a member of Klout, and I STILL don't know what it is all about.

Klout Perks on Aug 29, 2012 @ 03:56 pm

I have heard great things about Klout and lots of people I know get Klout Perks all the time. The most recent Klout Perk my friends have gotten is a nailpolish worth $8 for Free. I don't use Klout because I do not use facebook or Twitter and that is how you sign up (through on of your accounts) I would def. sign up if I could. Do it...What do you have to lose...? If you don't like it then you can always stop.

Maybe that's why I haven't seen much. on Aug 30, 2012 @ 08:40 am

For Canadian's that is. I don't go on it everyday. The last time I did I had a 47, but it hasn't brought me anything as of yet. Maybe that's still not high enough. I really don't know how high your score has to be before they start offering you the good stuff. I guess I should go on it everyday just to give the perks a quick look over.

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