Klout only gives President Barack Obama an Influence Score of 48 It’s been an interesting week with all the news and ensuing hub bub about Klout’s new formula. Beyond the curiosity of the moment there’s not much to talk about,… Read More »Wasting Time on Klout and Influence Metrics
Image by puuikibeach Given the increased focus on “Twinfluence” thanks to measures like Klout, there are many organizations eager for success with so-called influencers (at least by Twitter metrics). Though some of these measures integrate more than just Twitter, they… Read More »Overvaluing Twitter
The influencer hype bubble overvalues the role of popular digital voices in an online marketing program. Influencer attention can’t sustain a community over the long term, and using them often fails to produce strength of online community and actual business… Read More »What ARE Influencers Good For?
Image by Annie Siegal With the current overfocus on influence metrics, companies and nonprofits are left to wonder at the digeratti’s navel gazing via participation scores. While influencers play a role in social media, for a company or nonprofit that… Read More »Strength of Community Supersedes Influence