The company says:
" Our goal is to accurately measure that influence and provide context around who a person influences and the specific topics they are most influential on. Klout tracks the impact of your opinions, links and recommendations across your social graph. We collect data about the content you create, how people interact with that content and the size and composition of your network. From there, we analyze the data to find indicators of influence and then provide you with innovative tools to interact with and interpret the data."...and indeed they absolutely do a great job in delivering on that promise. Founded by Joe Fernandez, we find Klout to be extremely accurate.
Here's Office Divvy's own LeTeeshia's Klout Score and Summary:
Her twitter profile, @AskPalmCoast really focuses on "Professional and Business life, events and tips in Palm Coast, Bunnell, Flagler Beach and Flagler County, Florida." She aggregates content along those lines and shares with fellow Palm Coasters and Flagler County residents. Since 2009, she's become the spokesperson of Palm Coast and Flagler County on twitter and facebook.
Even though her overall Klout skores appears to be low (5), the application, Klout, categorizes LeTeeshia's "Ask Palm Coast" twitter account as a "thought leader" saying:
" Palm Coast Concierge is a Thought Leader: You are a thought leader in your industry. Your followers rely on you, not only to share the relevant news, but to give your opinion on the issues. People look to you to help them understand the day's developments. You understand what's important and what your audience values."This is extremely accurate. LeTeeshia's twitter account is very concentrated in focus, so many in the twitterland know her. It's good to see that you can be categorized as a thought leader with a low klout score.
Klout is built in to many twitter applications, which helps making the twitter's "follow" experience better. Next time before you follow somebody on twitter, remember to check their Klout score and summary.
A big Kudos to Klout!
posted by Ky Ekinci
Co-Founder, Office Divvy ™
Wednesday, October 21, 2010
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