Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 680

Did anybody else notice that their Klout score dropped dramatically last night? Yesterday my score was 63 and today it's 39. Yikes. That's a big drop. Klout evidently changed their algorithm to reward what they call the quality of your social interactions and penalize people who are simply interested in quantity. This isn't good news for authors, bloggers and other people who use Twitter to promote their book, their blog, or their products. As a result, a productive person who actually might have quite a bit of clout in real life can have a terrible Klout score if they only use social media to say "Thanks for the re-tweet" occasionally. On the other hand, an unemployed person with no life at all can now have a great Klout score if they spend all day talking to friends on Facebook. I'm disillusioned with Klout now.

Dot won first prize in the "Most Catlike" category at our annual training class Halloween Party tonight. I tried to get a picture of her, but she wouldn't stay still. Unfortunately, Dash didn't win in the "Funniest" category, even thought he was pretty funny doing his usual hopping and dancing around in a Hula dancer costume. I thought Dash should have won something, because he actually did look like a Hula dancer with his butt waggling around most of the evening. Dot got a PetSmart gift card for her efforts, while Dash got nothing at all. Like Heidi Klum always says on Project Runway, "one day you're in and the next day you're out." Hopefully, Dash didn't get as bent out of shape about losing as I did about the precipitous drop in my Klout score. You can't depend on anything these days.

I thought I'd have some time to practice using Avid Media Composer today, but no such luck. By the time I finished my website updates and articles, the day was over. Maybe I wasted too much time making French Toast this morning

Pearl is today's Dalmatian of the Day

Watch of the Day

1 comment:

  1. Hmm, I think the change in the Klout algorithm was to fix exactly that problem - the person with all the time in the world to tweet (quantity) vs the person who tweets and is always RTed (quality). My klout score also dropped - well, sort of, it's always been around 44-48 until I hosted a Read-a-Thon that included a 3 day twitter party that boosted my score to it's peak at 54, now from the change it's back down to 44.

    April @ My Shelf Confessions