Out of Klout

The kerfuffle about Klout, the self-styled ‘standard for influence’ service, that blew up last month has largely settled down now as most online kerfuffles tend to. Yet the storm that erupted following Klout’s change in how they measure an individual’s rank focused a great deal of attention on what Klout’s…

What is Klout worth to you?

What a kerfuffle Klout has stirred up! The US company that offers a service to “measure influence online” made changes last week in the technology it uses to calculate an individual’s influence rank known as a Klout Score. One of the results of the changes – all to do with…

The graphic new media landscape

As voices continue to be raised on the ethics and morality of mainstream media use of disturbing and graphic images of Muammar Gaddafi in the moments before and after his violent death, a Reuters report offers some insightful perspectives on the issue. The news agency says that the threshold for…

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