According to faux-influence-measument site, Klout, I was influential on
- Verizon Droid
- Stock Market
Errr.....? What? If you're following me on Twitter for any of the above, perhaps you'd like to consider your life choices.
So, I opted-out of Klout.
Their opt-out page is full of feel-good nonsense to try and convince people not to remove their own profile. It didn't work on me. They asked for my reasons for leaving, and this is what I told them:
1) You think I'm influential about things that I've never tweeted about (Stock market? Verizon?)
2) I didn't ask to sign up.
3) It's taken you too long to offer this opt-out. If I'd known from the start I could have opted out, I would have been fairly relaxed. The fact that you've resisted for so long to offer the opt-out makes me think you're not trustworthy.
I am indebted to LoudMouthMan for taking Klout to task. I'm sure that without his persistence, Klout would still be peddling lies about me.
For a good overview of why "influence measument" site like Klout don't really work, read The Fallacy of Presumed Influence by Jonathan Macdonald.