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 suggests that we cut down on the retweets. But retweets make us happy!!
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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 list of 1,000 Twitter influencers, then used Klout to narrow the list to the top ten.
The analysis is part of a study called “G20 Influencers,” which you can check out here. That study looks at the loudest voices on Twitter from the Group of 20 nations, including countries across the E.U., Mexico, Russia, and others)
The list after the jump.
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 Digital. Both journalists and brands can access the site for video, B-roll, and other content from all over the world. The content covers the gamut, from former Taliban on peacekeeping missions, to earning reports and Super Bowl highlights.
In a strange bit of irony, the company that invented digital cameras in 1975 has announced it will stop producing digital cameras and digital photo frames in an effort to become solvent. Kodak filed for bankruptcy protection in January and is struggling to stay afloat.
With Klout receiving steady criticism and ridicule, CEO and co-founder Joe Fernandez has taken to the site’s blog to explain “The Vision Behind Klout” and directly answered questions from Social Media Today about privacy issues and the inclusion of kids on the site.
Facebook confirms that it has launched “Sponsored Stories.”
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 Klout blog yesterday, the company has upgraded its scoring platform to take more of the vast amounts of online info out there into account. The post says the majority of people will see their scores remain the same or go up. If that’s true, then it’s the minority that’s kicking up a lot of dust. Some want to #OccupyKlout.
Next week, Klout is introducing some changes to its scoring. According to a post on its blog, Klout’s People Rank is getting a tune up after a three month renovation project. The site says some users could see their scores drop after the changes, but it’s a sacrifice for accuracy.
Cision has introduced Cision Social Publish, a feature that uses the company’s PitchEngine partnership to distribute news across a number of social media platforms and with a variety of different content. The dashboard for the feature includes a Facebook app to publish stories on a company page, unlimited publishing on the PitchEngine site, and the choice to integrate newsfeeds.
Cision has partnered with PitchEngine, bringing together PitchEngine’s social publishing services with Cision’s PR and marketing software. Cision is also investing in PitchEngine, taking a minority stake in the company. Both Cision and PitchEngine have recently introduced new services. Moreover, Cision’s U.S. lead Peter Granat recently told us that the company has completed a lengthy digital strategy transition. The release and announcement video are available here.
CrowdGather, a network of forums and subject-specific message boards, has acquired Yuku.com, a company that manages these forums and boards. According to CrowdGather, the acquisition will increase the company’s monthly traffic 50 percent to 235 million.
Klout announced this week that 100 million people have Klout scores. Twitter has also hit the 100 million mark, and offers a breakdown of its users. But unlike so many others in the tech arena these days, the company insists it doesn’t want to go public.
Media intelligence company VMS has announced a partnership with Media Monitors Pty Ltd, a media intelligence company in the Asia-Pacific region. Media Monitors will provide VMS North America clients with content from the region, including Australia, New Zealand, and China.
MyMediaInfo is celebrating its five-year anniversary with a giveaway for nonprofits. The company will award five nonprofits a free one-year subscription to its MyMediaInfo Media Contacts Database and the Social Media Module, worth $5,000 each. Nominations will be accepted starting tomorrow through September 30 with the giveaways awarded on October 15
Crowdtap and former Millward Brown CEO Dr. Joanna Seddon have published a research report, “Brand Influence – The Cross Channel Metric for Marketing Impact,” that pinpoints a new metric for measuring the ROI on marketing programs. Click here to download or read the report after the jump.
Since it launched less than a year ago, 150 million photos have been shared on Instagram. [via SocialTimes]
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