#Klout vs #FollowFriday
To qualify this, I have no clue if I am accurate and this is only my opinion so given that, if you
care to, read on!
I recently looked into Klout.
I had a follower ask me "how I use FF and Klout for different purposes" and "it seemed FF
turned into simply a game, is there more to it?"
So I've been playing with Klout for a few days.
I want to thank Meredith Allison (@RockTique) for prompting me to think and communicate!
I've written an article on how I use FollowFriday: "FollowFriday, How to Get Traffic."
I've also written an article "FollowFriday, How to Play."
I consider that FollowFriday is more than a game.
While it is nice to score well, scoring is less important than having a good way to validate
and promote my team. By promoting #AwesomeTeam members every Friday in shoutouts, I
am recommending them as people to follow to the rest of my followers. This expands their
ability to gain more followers. 0911/13 update: The FollowFriday.com site is no longer active
so no scores are kept.
Helping them gain followers is part of my plan "New Civilization."
Also, each week, by playing FollowFriday, I sometimes introduce or reintroduce an article to
#AwesomeTeam members; currently that's 1850 people. My last article was RT'd 412 times
between Thursday and Tuesday, which put it in front of a huge number of potential readers.
I consider that what I'm writing is important data. See How and Why I use Twitter and New
Another important aspect about FollowFriday is it allows the re-establishment of
communication within #AwesomeTeam.
For a group to remain a group, there must be some goal as outlined in New Civilization and
communication amongst it's members. FollowFriday spurs that along!
Klout is a site that measures your social impact according to them. They have various
formulas. I suggest connecting you Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter accounts with them as
that seems to raise your klout.
Klout is a platform for advertising. Nothing wrong with that.
What I use Klout for is to promote very loyal supporters. It is not a fast simple procedure. You
have to go to Klout's site, search for the follower and select where you're going to give your
support. You can only give Klout five times per day. So that scarcity makes them valuable,
I'm not sure yet how effective this is but so far, when I given someone "klout" they've been
I'd like to do this will all my followers but Klout limits me.
What is your purpose for being on Twitter?
If it's merely to pass the time of day, my articles aren't going to be of much value probably to
If you want to make an impact, read some more.
Klout is a tool. How to best use it is what I'm looking into.
Request of Info
If anyone has some data to input, let me know and I'll consider adding it to my update in a
few weeks, giving you credit of course.
In the near future, I'll update this once I estimate the "klout" Klout has on my followers!
Check out my article “New Civilization” and keep up the positive out flow of smiles and
information to your fellow man.
Please follow @MaryHWatts as a back up to my account!
Let me know if you need assistance. I have a page “Problem Solving” Check out some of my
#AwesomeTeam Day2U! :-) #PEACE
©2011 by Carl Watts/CarlWattsArtist.com article written 7/27/11 091113
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