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Posted by on Mar 27, 2010

There’s another neat little web service that will tell you what they’ve perceived is your clout on Twitter. Of course, it’s called Klout.

What you do is put in your Twitter account name, it does some calculations, and then it comes out and gives you what it calls a Kscore. My score is 56, and strangely enough, out of everyone I personally know, I have the highest score of all of them; pays to have been around awhile, I figure. Then I checked some other names, and the only person I could find who was higher than me, that I kind of know (since I wasn’t interested in looking up Oprah or Ashton Kutcher, or any other celebrities for that matter), is Guy Kawasaki, who has an 82; ouch!

Klout tells you a bit more than that. Without signing up, it also gives you the names of people who are following you that you’re influencing in more than just a totally casual manner, and how you’re influencing them, as well as who’s possibly influencing you and how they’re doing it. One oddity about that is that one of the categories of influence is “casual”, and Sire happens to be the one person in that area for me. And it will also tell you the Kscore of those people. There’s one guy who supposedly influences me a lot, yet I don’t know who he is, and I’m not even sure I’ve ever seen any of his Twitter posts.

If you register you can get other information as well, such as statistics and content and some type of influence tracker. I’m not sure what any of those things are because I didn’t register yet, and I’m not sure if I will or not. Sometimes when you register for those things, they automatically go onto Twitter and tell everyone, and if I can’t control that I’m not going to be a happy camper. There’s also the possibility that I wouldn’t be able to cancel if I signed up, which has happened to one other thing that I just can’t figure out how to get out of.

Anyway, it’s just another bit of fun people can have with Twitter; give it a shot.

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Seems I don’t have much Klout at all, a lowly 17. It categorizes me as Casual saying

You don’t take this Twitter stuff too seriously. People towards the lower left corner are probably very new to social media. Most people in this quadrant tend to engage with a small group of friends that they know in real life. If you’re in the upper right corner, you have succeeded in building a strong audience, but need to engage and be more active to jump to the next level.

:shrugs: yeah, that’s pretty much describes me.

Shows you as one of several of my influences, but of those you’re the only one that really counts. 😉
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Why Alexa Is More Important To Me Than Google Page Rank =-.

March 27th, 2010 | 7:02 PM
Mitch:

Why thanks, Sire! I’m sort of surprised that it has me that high, but then again I talk to lots of people on Twitter, and one never knows when a new person will chime in with something.

March 27th, 2010 | 9:00 PM

Just goes to show what a chatterbox you are 😀
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Promoting MyDomain Brand Me Contest. =-.

March 27th, 2010 | 11:04 PM
Mitch:

If I were only a chatterbox, I’d have no Kscore worth anything. What I have are people who enjoy what I share; that I love! lol

March 27th, 2010 | 11:27 PM

I’m not saying you talk crap Mitch, just that you love to talk 😉
.-= Sire´s last blog ..How The Things I Like Can Make Me Money =-.

March 27th, 2010 | 11:28 PM
Mitch:

You’re so good to me, Sire… maybe. lol

March 28th, 2010 | 7:42 PM
Dennis Edell:

Influenced by someone you know nothing about…that’s a neat trick. lol
.-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..Holy Power Outage Batman, Not Again! Yep, Another Two Days Shot to Hell… =-.

March 28th, 2010 | 10:45 AM
Mitch:

That’s what I thought, Dennis, but hey, let them have some fun right?

March 28th, 2010 | 7:44 PM
Dennis Edell:

LOL I suppose.
.-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..Attention Readers of all Kinds! – Multiple Articles Comin’ Atcha!! =-.

March 29th, 2010 | 12:04 PM

Thanks for the information about Klout. I had never heard of it. I haven’t been on Twitter much lately–am losing interest but nice to see I have some “clout.” And like you, mine is higher than the people I searched–except YOU.
.-= Beverly Mahone´s last blog ..Baby Boomers and the Tea Party =-.

March 28th, 2010 | 1:49 PM
Mitch:

Glad to bring it to your attention, Miss Bev. I’ve yet to lose interest in Twitter, probably because I get people talking to me. But there are times when they’re just not really in the mood, and in those times, I go off and do something else.

March 28th, 2010 | 7:45 PM
JC:

Just change your password and the service shouldn’t be able to do anything with your account any more.

March 30th, 2010 | 12:45 AM
Mitch:

That’s one way around it, but I like my password! lol

March 30th, 2010 | 12:54 AM

I’ve got a clout of 40 now but it won’t tell me any more unless I join, and you know what? I’m still not interested 😀

June 2nd, 2011 | 11:22 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

LOL; I knew you wouldn’t be.

June 2nd, 2011 | 11:22 PM