Social Media – Klout
Klout is a tool and indicator that measures the influence of users on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Social Networks.
Klout recently announced the +K, a new feature that enables Klout users to endorse their friends who have recently influenced them on certain topics that they discuss on Twitter or Facebook.
I had introduced this feature on my blog on my weekend video blog post embedding a video interview of Klout’s CEO Joe Fernandez by video blogger Robert Scoble about the latest feature.
Klout Introduces +K
+K is the ability to endorse your influencer in a topic
I soon received 2 endorsements on Klout from a very good friend on Twitter, Linda Thieman (@LindaThieman), in topics social media and marketing.
I also read a tweet on my timeline, a user enquiring about +K: “How do you give the +K to someone on Klout?”
I felt that it would be nice to discuss the feature in some more details on my blog for the benefit of social media users who are still not clear about this new feature or are not yet Klout users.
With the introduction of +K feature, Klout has added a Topics module in your account (see the screengrab above). It displays up to 10 topics per user.
You can remove topics from public display on your profile. Hovering over the topic name on your topics page will display an “x”, which will allow you to hide the topic.
Topics are initially generated by Klout algorithms. They plan to allow self-submission of topics in the near future.
In order to give your influencer a +K in a topic you need to be a registered Klout user. You go to the Topics module of a Klout profile whom you want to endorse.
Klout displays up to 10 topics the user is influential about along with Give +K button. Click the button next a topic to give +K if the user has influenced you recently in that topic.
Klout users get five +K every day, which they can give to any user in any topic.
You can give +K to the same user on a given topic once every seven days.
Giving +K to others has no impact on your own topics (or Klout Score). Receiving +K will affect the ordering of topics (topics with recent +K are listed first), and the time length that these topics are displayed on your profile (receiving +K allows you to remain influential in that topic for longer).
The Standard for Influence
According to Klout, I am currently influential about topics like: blogging, business, marketing, mashable, and social media, etc. Please +K my influence.
Give +K to goldenTwine!
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