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So Is That Why You Made All Those Changes? Lithium Technologies to Buy Klout - Posted February 12, 2014
We were supposed to have a call with Klout yesterday after posting this story about all the changes the company made to launch #NewKlout. But at... [GalleyCat]

Lithium Technologies To Acquire Klout for $100 Million - Posted February 12, 2014
Lithium Technologies, a social customer experience management software company, is reportedly buying Klout for at least 100 million and heading for an IPO. Unnamed sources told Re/code that a deal has been signed but is not yet closed. Klout scores ... [AllFacebook]

#NewKlout Helps Users Raise Their Score. Are These Scores Now Useless? - Posted February 7, 2014
Maybe you were one of the people who got an email yesterday introducing you to #NewKlout, which came with a ready-made hashtag and now offers suggestions for how you can raise your Klout score to something you can be proud of. "Klout helps people who want to be great at social media,"... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media And The Many Faces Of Influence [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted December 14, 2013
When you're looking to raise awareness of your exciting new startup, drive website traffic to your business website or let everybody know about your incredible new products and services, one of the most effective ways to do this is to tap into existing sources of online influen... [10,000 Words]

Social Media And The Many Faces Of Influence [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted December 14, 2013
When you're looking to raise awareness of your exciting new startup, drive website traffic to your business website or let everybody know about your incredible new products and services, one of the most effective ways to do this is to tap into existing sources of online influen... [AllTwitter]

INFOGRAPHIC: What You Need To Know About Privacy And Security On Facebook - Posted November 12, 2013
Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Head Of International Growth Ed Baker Joins Uber As Head Of Growth - Posted September 3, 2013
If a Facebook executive calls an Uber car, is it a one-way trip? Following in the footstep... [AllFacebook]

New Klout Controls Let You Influence Your Own Influence - Posted July 31, 2013
Klout has released an update that allows members of the social media influence-scoring site to choose which areas of expertise are ranked first on their profiles, where others can see them. While Klout initially selects the topics based on how others respond to users'... [AllFacebook]

PeopleBrowsr Beats Twitter In Federal Court, Wins Costs, Hope (For All Third-Party Developers) - Posted March 7, 2013
In November of last year, Peoplebrowsr, who make Kred (amongst other products), won a temporary restraining order... [AllTwitter]

VI Allows Facebook Users To Boost Friends' Social Credibility - Posted February 12, 2013
You can change just about anything you've got on your Facebook profile, but many times, it's not a true representation of yourself. A ne... [AllFacebook]

Bing Integrates More Facebook Results Into Social Sidebar - Posted January 17, 2013
Just like Facebook is integrating Bing into its graph search, Microsoft's search engine is getting more cozy with the social network. Bing ... [AllFacebook]

Friends, Family Have Far More Social Clout Than Obama, Celebrities, Says Study [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted December 29, 2012
A lot has been written about the importance of influence in social media, with platforms such as Klout, Kr... [10,000 Words]

TweetLevel Provides Additional Validation Of Your Online Worth And More - And It's Free - Posted December 14, 2012
Sick of Klout and Kred and your mom telling you about you? Here's another to add to that list: TweetLevel. And they're not only going to measure the crap out o... [AllTwitter]

Inc. 500 CEOs More 'Social Savvy' Than Fortune 500 CEOs [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted December 11, 2012
Did you know that 79 percent of Inc. 500 CEOs have a social media presence, while 70 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are completely absent on social media? And will this matter in years to come? Sure, the Inc. 500 companies have more incentive... [AllTwitter]

Shoutlet 6.0 Rolls Out With New Features For Facebook Marketers - Posted December 4, 2012
Cloud-based self-serve social marketing platform Shoutle... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, IPO Among Bing's Most-Searched Terms Of 2012 - Posted November 27, 2012
Though Mark Zuckerberg doesn't have the tabloid-turning power of Kim Kardashian or Justin Bieber, Facebook was among Bing's most-searched terms of the year. The year isn't over yet, but that didn't stop Bing (which has been a solid partner with Faceb... [AllFacebook]

Salesforce.com Adds Access To 20 Facebook, Social Analytics Providers To Marketing Cloud - Posted October 19, 2012
Why limit yourself to one, two, or a handful of sources for ... [AllFacebook]

A Fertile Field For Semantic Tech: Social CRM - Posted October 10, 2012
[caption id="attachment_32636" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy; Flickr/Sean MacEntee[/caption]   When it comes to social CRM, it's a world of semantics, and text and sentiment analytics. Recently Gartner released its ... [semanticweb.com]

Klout Finally Adds Support For Facebook Pages - Posted September 28, 2012
Nearly two years to the date after adding support for Facebook users' influence, online influence-measurement service ... [AllFacebook]

Help #KloutForGood Spread The Word About Great Causes - Posted September 7, 2012
Yep, another post about influence. But this time we're not talking about measuring it or ... [AllTwitter]

Social Scoring: The Power of the Number - Posted September 4, 2012
Klout, PeerIndex, and other companies offering up social influence scores via semantic analysis of social networking are all the rage,... [semanticweb.com]

Klout's Updated Stats Are Interesting, But Confusing - Posted August 29, 2012
We told you about Klout's new scoring mechanism a few weeks ago and mentioned they would soon be sharing new features and something called "moments." Well, we got to check out these new featu... [10,000 Words]

Klout's Updated Stats Are Interesting, But Confusing - Posted August 29, 2012
We told you about Klout's new scoring mechanism a few weeks ago and mentioned they would soon be sharing new features and something called "moments." Well, we got to check out these new featu... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Acquires Threadsy, Developer Of Social Influence Metric Swaylo - Posted August 24, 2012
It seems like it's been a while since Facebook acquired a company (the long finalization process of Instagram notwithstanding). That ... [AllFacebook]

Klout Kicks It Into High Gear With New Scoring Algorithm - Posted August 14, 2012
Yes, we know you despise Klout and any other attempt at 'rating' your online activity for whatever reason. But Klout just rolled out a new scoring mechanism that's worth another look - so check it out. Klout has apparently spent the past several months making updates to i... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Influence Can Help You Get Into An L.A. Nightclub For Free - Posted July 27, 2012
Trying to figure out what kind of benefits come with a healthy score on Klout -- whi... [AllFacebook]

How Does Klout Work? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted June 29, 2012
Are you a fan of Klout? Perhaps, like me, you're a skeptic. Perhaps you've heard of Klout, but don't really know how it works. Perhaps you use Klout, but don't know much about it. Perhaps you want to use Klout, need more information, but are trapped under something heavy. Boy... [AllTwitter]

Why Companies Should Not Base Customer Service On Klout Scores - Posted June 14, 2012
I'm not a Klout hater, let's get that out of the way first. But I AM someone who follows online influence pretty closely and I can tell you right now that if you're a company basing customer service on Klout scores, you're making a mistake. And yes,... [AllTwitter]

Dachis Group's Employee Insight Measures Facebook, Other Social Efforts By Employees - Posted May 22, 2012
In what almost seems like a version of Klout for employees of a brand, with a host of other robust fea... [AllFacebook]

Finding Influencers On Twitter Just Became Eerily Accurate - Posted May 15, 2012
Imagine your company, the Widgetry Factory, just realized a potential new niche. Widgetry would need to act quickly and would want to find influencers on Twitter to help dominate the market (assuming Widgetry's marketing team was worth its salt, of course). And imagine that this very specific niche would appe... [AllTwitter]

Klout Gives You VIP Access At SFO - Posted May 9, 2012
This will be a tough one for the Klout naysayers to dismiss. Starting today, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) visitors using the Klout for iPhone app show a Klout Score of 40 or higher will gain entry to the Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge. And what a lounge it... [AllTwitter]

Are You A Klouchebag? New Site Meaures How Much Of An Asshat You Are On Twitter - Posted April 27, 2012
Fans of Klout, prepare to be mortified. There's a new site making the rounds on Twitter today and it's poking fun at Klout - in a big way. It's called Klouchebag and it's pretty funny. Even loyal Klout participants will get a chuckle, because no matter how important Klout says you... [AllTwitter]

According to Klouchebag, We're 'Mostly Alright' - Posted April 27, 2012
Klouchebag, a site that "is the standard for measuring asshattery online," launched today, and we're seeing a lot of scores in the "bit of a douchebag" range zip across Twitter. PRNewser scored a mere 26, so we're "mostly alright" though the site su... [FishbowlDC]

Klout Launches Brand Squads - Posted April 19, 2012
Leena Rao reports that Klout, the influence measuring tool, is launching a new feature called Brand Squads. David Temple of Klout stated that Brand Squads "are Klout's w... [semanticweb.com]

Tawkify Uses Klout Score To Find You A Date - Posted April 17, 2012
You knew it was inevitable, right? You expected that someone would find a way to use your "online influence" as dating criteria, didn't you? No? Neither did we. But it's here now and this is probably just the beginning of this phenomenon, so get busy tweeting (to increas... [10,000 Words]

Tawkify Uses Klout Score To Find You A Date - Posted April 17, 2012
You knew it was inevitable, right? You expected that someone would find a way to use your "online influence" as dating criteria, didn't you? No? Neither did we. But it's here now and this is probably just the beginning of this phenomenon, so get busy tweeting (to increas... [AllTwitter]

Klout Launches Brand Squad Pages - Posted April 17, 2012
Klout is taking another go at measuring influence - this time for brand pages, with a focus on how users interact with the page. "Brand squads," according to the announcement on the Offic... [AllTwitter]

B-M Names Top U.S. Political Influencers on Twitter - Posted April 16, 2012
Burson-Marsteller has compiled a list of the 10 most influential political people in the U.S. on Twitter, based on data analysis from Klout. Members of B-M's global public affairs practice and its digital team first compiled a ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Tie-In Boosts Kred Influence Rankings - Posted April 15, 2012
Kred users have the opportunity to boost their influence scores now that Facebook has been added to the ranking system. When Kred was launched, the influence measurement site used only ... [AllFacebook]

Dachis Group and the Challenge of Measuring Social Influence - Posted April 3, 2012
Rohn Jay Miller of SocialMediaToday recently wrote about the challenge of measuring social influence through Big Data. Miller writes, "How big a challenge is measuring social influence online? The answer lies in why we're as... [semanticweb.com]

Why It Isn't Totally Lame to Like Klout - Posted March 21, 2012
Try as it might to give us a more accurate and transparent scoring algorithm, most of us find Klout's model inherently flawed - mainly because we know "that guy's score doesn't make any sense." It d... [10,000 Words]

Why It Isn't Totally Lame To Like Klout - Posted March 21, 2012
Try as it might to give us a more accurate and transparent scoring algorithm, most of us find Klout's model inherently flawed - mainly because we know "that guy's score doesn't make any sense." It d... [AllTwitter]

PeerIndex Raises $3M in Funding - Posted March 20, 2012
Semantic startup PeerIndex has raised $3 million in Series A funding to help build its social influence marketing platform. According to Krystal Pe... [semanticweb.com]

Tech Round Up: No More Kodak Cameras, Klout Mobilizes, Thenewsmarket Moves To the Cloud - Posted February 10, 2012
Content provider thenewsmarket.com has received a big makeover, moving a lot of its storage to the cloud for faster downloads, says its maker Synaptic Di... [FishbowlDC]

Early Bird Special for Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Ends Today! - Posted January 18, 2012
It goes without saying (but we're going to say it anyway): Social media is a big part of today's marketing and promotions efforts. From Facebook to Twitter to Pinterest, the universe of social media options are endless. Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp will give you the tools and tricks to make... [FishbowlDC]

Tech Round Up: Klout Explains, Vitrue Reaches a Billion, and More - Posted November 23, 2011
Google has cut a number of services including Wave, Knol, and Friend Connect. (Does anyone even know what these things are?) But, Google+ ... [GalleyCat]

Google+ Now Affects Your Klout Score - Posted November 22, 2011
The big players on Google+ might have noticed a rather pleasant bump in their Klout score today. That's because Klout has officially integrated the new network into its influence calculations. Klout is the "standard of influence" on the social web. Altho... [AllTwitter]

Google+ Now Affects Your Klout Score - Posted November 22, 2011
The big players on Google+ might have noticed a rather pleasant bump in their Klout score today. That's because Klout has officially integrated the new network into its influence calculations. Klout is the "standard of influence" on the social web. Altho... [10,000 Words]

Klout Stops Auto-Generating Profiles - Posted November 15, 2011
A new article asks, "Can an online algorithm track down your child? In some cases, yes -- and if you're a parent, it could alarm you too... In the days just before Halloween, Ms. McGa... [AllTwitter]

Vitrue Social Marketing Platform Is Betting On Klout With New Twitter Moderation Product - Posted November 15, 2011
Vitrue, one of the leading social marketing platforms, has just launched its new Twitter Moderation product for its customers. And they're hoping that Klout's social media clout will come in handy - and will contin... [AllTwitter]

A Klout Score Of 75 Or More Will Give You A Tweet Half-Life 70 Times Longer Than Others [STATS] - Posted November 4, 2011
If you've hit Twitter superstardom, you will likely have a high Klout score. And if it's high enough, your tweets might even be seeing a 70 times longer lifespan compared to those poor plebs with lower scores. The Klout team ... [10,000 Words]

A Klout Score Of 75 Or More Will Give You A Tweet Half-Life 70 Times Longer Than Others [STATS] - Posted November 4, 2011
If you've hit Twitter superstardom, you will likely have a high Klout score. And if it's high enough, your tweets might even be seeing a 70 times longer lifespan compared to those poor plebs with lower scores. The Klout team ... [AllTwitter]

New Klout Algorithm Tells Many That They're Less Influential - Posted October 27, 2011
In what the company calls "the biggest step forward in accuracy, transparency and our technology in Klout's history," the influence scoring site introduced some changes to its scoring process yesterday that has resulted in lots of ululating over drops in "klout." According to the announcement made on the ... [FishbowlDC]

Why Is Your Klout Score Important? - Posted October 25, 2011
If you're new to Twitter and haven't heard of Klout, you will soon. Klout is the gold standard for measuring your influence on Twitter. But why does everyone talk about Klout like it's the holy grail of who's who in the Twitter-verse? Here are a few reasons why Klout is important... [AllTwitter]

News from Quora, Klout, Cision, and More - Posted October 20, 2011
Remember Quora? Business Insider thinks they might be getting millions in another round of fundraising. Are you (still) usi... [GalleyCat]

Melinda Gates Joins Twitter, Soars To 20,000 Followers In 2 Days - Posted September 23, 2011
She may have only tweeted seven times thus far, but Melinda Gates is amassing followers on Twitter at a rapid pace. She's nowhere near her hubby, Bill, just yet, but given his clout and her association with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, she could reach his more-than-a-million-followers status faster... [AllTwitter]

Klout Expands its Influence to Google+ - Posted September 22, 2011
A recent article reports that Klout, "a startup that measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, Link... [semanticweb.com]

100 Million People Have Their Klout Scores - Do You? - Posted September 7, 2011
Klout has announced today that 100 million people have used their service to find their Klout score. That's 100 million different Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and other social media accounts hooked up to Klout to see just how influential ... [10,000 Words]

100 Million People Have Their Klout Scores - Do You? - Posted September 7, 2011
Klout has announced today that 100 million people have used their service to find their Klout score. That's 100 million different Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and other social media accounts hooked up to Klout to see just how influential ... [AllTwitter]

Klout Expands Influence to Blogs, Flickr - Posted August 12, 2011
According to a recent article, "Online influence determiner Klout has doubled the number of its services adding Blogger, Flickr, Ins... [semanticweb.com]

Tech News: Photos on Twitter, 5 More Networks on Klout, Video Chat on Facebook - Posted August 10, 2011
Twitter... [FishbowlDC]

Is Newt Gingrich Paying For Thousands Of Fake Twitter Followers? - Posted August 2, 2011
In an anonymous interview with Gawker on Monday, an ex-campaign staffer for Republican Newt Gingrich said that the majority of his million-plus followers on Twitter were not actually real - they were bought and paid for... [AllTwitter]

Spotify Crashes Klout - Posted July 14, 2011
Our Twitter feed went berserk today with new... [GalleyCat]

Tools Round Up: Twitter for Newsrooms, Cision, Facebook Perks, and More - Posted June 27, 2011
Twitter has launched Twitter for Newsrooms (#TfN), which provides all sorts of guides and resources on topics like "effective tweeting," "branding," and search. Ideally it's a resource for journalists, edito... [FishbowlDC]

Klout Expands its Influence to LinkedIn - Posted June 16, 2011
According to a recent article, "Klout, a startup that ... [semanticweb.com]

Klout Revamps Its Site - Posted April 27, 2011
Klout's website has a new look and features, including a new Perks section, added personalization, and a new profile design. According to a post on the Klout blog, there will also be more features rolling out in the coming weeks. As an aside, a p... [FishbowlDC]

David Spinks, Co-Founder of BlogDash: 'The 'Influencer' World is a Crazy Place' - Posted April 25, 2011
Are there already too many services and tools on the market looking to improve media and blogger relations? David Spinks thinks there is room for one more, and he makes a compelling c... [FishbowlDC]

Spivack's Bottleno.se Built To Match Scale of Exploding Message Stream - Posted April 8, 2011
The Twitter stream, says Nova Spivack, will be a victim of its own success unless we come up with new ways to filter and make sense of it. So that's what he's doing with his latest venture, Bottleno.se (which you've probab... [AllTwitter]

Do You Recognise This Man? (You Should - He's The Most Influential Person On Twitter) - Posted March 25, 2011
The quantification of influence within the social space is a hot topic, and a potential goldmine for the development team that properly cracks it. Platforms such as ... [AllTwitter]

5 Tools to Measure your Twitter Influence - Posted February 23, 2011
Counting followers on Twitter is like counting pennies - sure, they'll add up, but how much are they really worth? Follower count doesn't mean much unless it's attached to other stats about how influential you are on Twitter, like how often you're retweeted ... [AllTwitter]

It's Not Just PR Pros Who Want to Know How to Measure Influence - Posted January 19, 2011
[caption id="attachment_13248" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Justin Bieber. Popular? Influential? Both?"][/caption] The question of what determines influence continues to fuel the fires of many conversations. Over on Quora, PR pros, social media gurus, writers, psychologists, and others are chi... [GalleyCat]

It's Not Just PR Pros Who Want to Know How to Measure Influence - Posted January 19, 2011
[caption id="attachment_13248" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Justin Bieber. Popular? Influential? Both?"][/caption] The question of what determines influence continues to fuel the fires of many conversations. Over on Quora, PR pros, social media gurus, writers, psychologists, and others are chi... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: China in Times Square; Cause marketing; Roger Ailes; Replacing Regis; Klout - Posted January 19, 2011
WNYC Radio: China Takes PR Blitz to Times Square Entrepreneur: How to Start a Cause-Marketing Campaign Esquire: Why Does Roger Ailes Hate America? Hollywo... [FishbowlDC]

Are You Influential? - Posted January 15, 2011
The influence paradox: everybody influential on Twitter has a large number of followers, but not everybody with a large number of followers is influential on Twitter. True influence spreads beyond your immediate network, through mentions and retweets and discussion. It influences the influencers. Celebrities and brands come to Twitter with influence built-in and ... [AllTwitter]

100 Most Influential UK Journalists on Twitter - Posted January 7, 2011
There's more than just Klout for measuring Twitter influence: PeerIndex has used its own measurements to come up with a list of the UK's top journalists on Twitter. Starting with a list of 900 UK journalists on Twitt... [AllTwitter]

The Top TV Show on Twitter in 2010 was... Red Eye? - Posted January 3, 2011
Klout, known for its influence measurements on Twitter, released its list of top most influential topics on Twitter last week - and there are some surprises in the list. For instance, would you have guessed that Red Eye, a show on Fox News, would be more influenti... [AllTwitter]

Shankman: 'You Are Not Here Because Of Your Klout Score' - Posted December 16, 2010
[caption id="attachment_11295" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Photo: Christopher Barth"][/caption] Shankman.com held its buzzed-about holiday party last night on the way-West Side of Manhattan. Scattered around the roo... [FishbowlDC]

Trackur Now Shows Twitter Influence, Analytics - Posted December 15, 2010
Trackur, a leading provider of analytics for websites, blogs and social media, has just released its Twitter influence statistics package. Now, you can drill down to see not only the Klout score of a Twitter user, but also h... [AllTwitter]

Questioning Klout Scores - Posted December 10, 2010
With more people using Klout as a test for who should make it past the front doo... [FishbowlDC]

How to Test Your Twitter Influence With Klout - Posted November 16, 2010
So you've reached a certain milestone on Twitter - 100 followers, 1000 followers - and you think you're just the cat's meow. However, it isn't enough to just have followers: you need to be able to influence them, too. That's where ... [AllTwitter]

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