Klout — and influence measurement in general — has always been a controversial topic. How do you define influence? How do you measure it? Isn’t it context-specific? Much has been written and debated on this topic, and there is much more work to be done on this.
There’s another way in which Klout, specifically has been controversial. ”Everyone has Klout” says the Klout home page. What that means is that Klout will create a profile for you, whether you’ve opted in to be measured or not. Once they’ve created a profile for you, there is no way to opt out or deactivate your profile.
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