, had shown that in my brief period of time on it, my shares were going up and up. Mind you, I’m not really sure what the algorithm was for this other than the fact that I’d participated in several social media outlets including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, all while doing a blog post.
Hey, driving up your simulated shares is hard work.
Meanwhile, I noticed that my Klout score
was similarly going up and up. Normally, I would be very excited by this, except for a few things.
There are people in my industry who I look up to who I can’t imagine having less real “clout” than me yet have less Klout than me. I’ve enjoyed reading Bart Cleveland for years as an AdAge columnist along with his work at McKee Wallwork Cleveland
. I’ve admired the work of David Oakley at BooneOakley
– frankly, I am looking up at them in a balanced world, not the other way around in a Klout world.
The other day, someone bought 200 shares of me. I was flattered, but would’ve been even more excited had it been real money. Still, the virtual game that measures your influence,