Klout Scores: Moveable Goalposts!

Today’s annoying announcement by Social Media influence analysis tool Klout. I suddenly discovered that my score had been significantly downgraded to 52 and the “specialist” category, all down from 65 or 67 and the “broadcaster” status. I then realised that all users had been downgraded too. To top it all, I also realised that all the history of my Klout score had been changed, in George Orwell fashion, like rewriting History. How do you want a serious Exec to believe in such a farce? Making things more accurate is one thing, rewriting historical data is another. I believe that one day – soon – I will stop visiting the Klout portal. This must be a joke!

Twitter: influencing online purchasing behaviour

Dephine Rémy-Boutang’s blog post on comparing influence on online purchases by Facebook and Twitter, in which Twitter is said to be more influential than Facebook. Delphine’s posts refers to The Summer 2011 Online Shopper Intelligence™report was put together by Kanta Media from a survey of 2,574 online purchasers between July 14 and August 8, 2011.