Posts tagged "delete account"
Today I received an email from Klout alerting me that a friend had connected to Klout. Okay, I logged in to see it. And as I looked around a few things started bugging me:
- Why are these numbers meaningful? Would I really hire someone or contact them based on a Klout score?
- The more networks I connect, the higher my score. So the more I am a gadfly without much substance, the more my score goes up? Not sure about that.
- Finally check out the photo. One of the people in that photo runs online programs for the BBC. 33% of my score. Another is one of the most connected, influential people I know, also 33% of my score.
Put that all together, include the fact that I am now stuffed with social networks and emails from them all that yes, I opted out of my account. Maybe I’ll be back someday when the algorithms are better or the cost/benefit of linking all of my real, useful networks is better.