#social media, why I’ve left Klout

Why I’ve left Klout

I’ve deleted the data on my @Metropolis Twitter account from Klout and this not in direct response to the new Klout algorithm.

@metropolis klout rod geoghegan twitter

To me, Twitter is (and has always been) one of the ways I can talk and listen to different communities – peers, social media experts, advertising gurus, the marketing media and media in general, some brands and an assortment of others that have caught my interest.

This is all since I opened the feed in July 2007. What it is not about is a score that is based on a requirement to be Tweeting on a daily basis – along with the requirement to interact also on other Social Media networks that all then are analysed by the Klout algorithm.  I took a break over the Summer in July for a couple of weeks and my Klout score decreased from 54 to 51; it took weeks for this to be built up again. Stop tweeting – and the score decreases – so it is really a little like spinning plates. My question is – do my peers think less of me because I fell silent for a summer break?

I guess not.

Update 19.11.11

Pam Moore has written an extensive blog post on why she also has deleted her Klout profile which is also on this theme.

Link expired – working on it.


Navigating the emerging landscape

#typed notes explores the emerging landscape from an insiders perspective, commenting on futurology, social media, brand planning and anthropology. And inspiration
Rod Geoghegan plans and delivers growth in the marketing, advertising, digital, tech start-up and corporate space, through business planning, marketing and business development

He is Founding Partner at Metropolis Partners

#About  •  #Thought Leaders  •  #Links

© 2003 to 2021  • Colophon  •