Klout.com – measures a user's influence across social networks

Time.com reviewed Klout as 2011’s 50 best site. Lets see what this site is all about.

San Francisco start-up Klout wants to be the official scoring system of the social Web. Sign into it with your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn accounts and it’ll calculate your Klout score — a figure that considers not only the number of your connections but also who they are and how actively you engage with them.

Klout  provides social media analytics to measure a user’s influence across their social network. The analysis is done on data taken from sites such as Twitter and Facebook and measures the size of a person’s network, the content created, and how other people interact with that content. The company has been subject to substantial criticism, both for its business model and its operating principle

Justin Bieber has a perfect Klout score of 100, but you don’t need to have even 0.001% of his 11.6 million followers to achieve a Klout score that will make you feel like you’re accomplishing something. And “Klout Perks”such as gift cards and DVDs of new TV shows are sometimes doled out to influential users.

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