BlackStar BUG day grows my Klout ...

We all know about Klout, don't we? ok a lot of us are still learning. Thomas put a blog out about Klout and PeerIndex recently.

As Thomas has mentioned companies are now not even INTERVIEWING in the IT industry if your score is less than 50. As I am studying to become a digital coach, this alarmed me.

I need to get my score up. After the BlackStar BUG day and gaining a great amount of insight on how it is done. I have taken the first step:

bye bye BlackBerry. My Android device is now on order and I will be using my6sense (I opted for Android over iphone after some great advice from Louis Gray)

I have been more active on friendfeed - by the way this thing is going to be huge, it is brilliant.

I have set up more feeds than ever before on my Google reader and I am sharing A LOT more than ever before.

in one week my Klout score has gone up by 5 points! and I do not even have the Android yet!



Warm Regards

Demos Flouri


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Demos Flouri

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It is a good phone, there are a few things that Android need to sort out on the HTC but it is still fantastic Warm Regards Demos Flouri Web Design | SEO | Logo Design | Leaflet Design | Graphic Design

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Gordon Wheaton

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I have recently started a martial arts class. The guy who teaches it is an IT Consultant. He has got an Android. He bought an IPhone first, but returned it because he didn't like it. But he would recommend the Android Regards Gordon

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Julian Bond

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Nikki Pilkington: But I would be interested to know why I'm not in the lists on Ecademy, any ideas? Because you haven't authorised Twitter updates from Ecademy. And the Peerindex, Klout and Backtype scores are all keyed on Twitter name. As we don't know what your Twitter name is, we can't collect the scores.

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Demos Flouri

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I would love to help but it has not got anything to do with me :-( Warm Regards Demos Flouri Web Design | SEO | Logo Design | Leaflet Design | Graphic Design

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Demos Flouri

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Credit where credit is due Nikki. Sorry, I would not know why you are not listed. Warm Regards Demos Flouri Web Design | SEO | Logo Design | Leaflet Design | Graphic Design

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Demos Flouri

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Nikki you are doing a superb job in getting noticed and your score reflects that. This is what its about, getting noticed and you are doing a good job. Warm Regards Demos Flouri Web Design | SEO | Logo Design | Leaflet Design | Graphic Design

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Demos Flouri

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Yes its a game but its all fact that is part of our present and future, this is happening. Scores are already coming out: http://www.ecademy.com/module.php?mod=rating&op=p10 Warm Regards Demos Flouri Web Design | SEO | Logo Design | Leaflet Design | Graphic Design

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Anthony Haley

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So if is doesn't measure someone's ability to do a job, it would be wrong to use the score in that fashion. You might as well read their horoscope. @ It does however show your ability to engage online and build a presence. It is like your online ability C.V. With all due respect, I think that is wishful thinking. What it measures is that you know how to play a game.

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Anthony Haley

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I'd still like to know how a Klout score can decide someones ability to do a job. Tony

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Wayne Conyers

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Thomas not directly but the people i'm sitting with at the moment have some involvement, I could probably dig out a few names if needed. My point was that the claim was a little wild - talked up as such. Klout scoring is flawed its in its infancy and is primarily driven by twitter feeds and the like - just because you have a presence doesnt always mean your a major player. For instance, your score (I don't what it is) I would expect it to be high given your position in the world. how would you feel if somebody worked the system to give the impression that they were better connected than you? and thats the point all the time it can be manipulated to suit the individual - and like every system people will be trying to cheat it to look as good as they can. I don't doubt that in the digital age something will come to light in the next few years which will have the measurements needed to actually gauge an individual. also - what are the HR implications of this against UK recruitment law- it could be seen as discrimination if you looked at it that way. I just wanted facts, who where what when how - so that I can make an informed decision on this I'll be keeping a close eye on how these technologies progress Euworld Solutions European and World IT Support Solutions

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Demos Flouri

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Hi Anthony

Hi Anthony, Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Apologies for not mentioning that it was San Francisco this was happening. But it is starting and I would say it is only a matter of time before it comes here. Klout still has some bugs but overall it is a great way to monitor ones effectiveness online. Warm Regards Demos Flouri Web Design | SEO | Logo Design | Leaflet Design | Graphic Design

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Zara Lockwood

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I can imagine it happening in silicon valley, they were slow to catch on to twitter( I mean this in terms of Brits took to it like ducks to water like we did text messaging rather than pagers in doing it alot)- anyone remember when they cut off UK from retweeting (or something daft like that) as we used it too much and it crashed their servers when they were starting up - Klout might be pay back - it will either bloom and develop, or kind of not do much, and slip off the radar like pownce. I read the ecademy newsletter on-line -first one ever since I got here! says on the 7th klout, peerindex and another one is going to be put on our ecademy profiles. Another nugget of info I got from my leftie buddies is that the government is offering out a 2million quid contract to any IT company in the UK that can work with their department of work and pensions DWP)getting *3rd party proof of peoples ID* - other than just passports on anyone in their system. - It's being likened to the national ID scheme (that was scrapped) - so it might well turn out that to prove you are entitled to work or get a pension in UK they will do searches through 'verifiable sources' ( probably credit reference agencies) aparently many UK people (born here) don't have proof they are legally allowed to work here - but the way the trend is going our web profiles are going to be government approved forms of ID (I have no idea how that is compatable with actual laws) The government are also thinking of linking up bank accounts with the tax office to 'help' the self employed pay the right taxes - not heard much of this idea, but again it shows that unresearched or 'radical' changes are not ruled out - could be a very good idea if it simplifies the tax system for people like me - or it could work out really bad if they start questioning a person about the secret millions stashed away from avon/car boot/mbile phone sales. (JOKE) :-) On Facebook: Zara's Coffee Page on Facebook | Zara's Weston-super-Mare Facebook Page Click button to contact Zara, no account or stars required.Powered by 123ContactForm All Stars Welcome- My Live Chat Room

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Wayne Conyers

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Demos I work in It globally, infact I'm currently in America with my US partner who is indeed a major player in the states and hopefully soon Europe not once in our conversations has anybody asked me my Klout index score. also from a recruitment aspect any company actually claiming this is in so many breaches of UK employment Law that its just not feasible. To refuse employment based on a scores from online systems is just nonsense in my book, it is always about the individual and what they are able to do. I also manage a large team in the UK for a Tier 1 IT company in the UK, never at any stage were my engineers Klout index scores asked for. I do not doubt that people are looking at these type of things and that they will have a relevence but any intelligent IT company would look beyond a index scoring ...... Euworld Solutions European and World IT Support Solutions

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Zara Lockwood

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Demos is maybe talking about the dots connecting in the near future, android and tablets are like ripe fruit ready to explode into mainstream, I remember running about like a headless chicken when I realised that twitter was going to take off/hit mainstream and mobiles were going to be involved in it, pre smartphone being a regular word/tool (other than the blackberry) BT had an offer for an android tablet recently for £130 - which is within price range of most poor UK households (if you don't mind just eating ready brek and having enough electric to keep the charger/pc running for a month) what this means really is that poorer masses are going to have access to devices that can do more than the posh/slick gadgets, i.e no brand, but usb, built in camera, storage /usb etc. stuff ipad doesn't have because they want richer people to buy the next branded version - this kind of head start means an entry point into retail / highstreet / kids that go to college / birth of new brands. Klout (and similar) might turn into a wellknown brand for the emerging trend of data interpretation within the next year (or 2), just like SEO and adwords experts popped up to capitalize on google - business will be needing a person who knows how to read the language/code of social stats, they might want them optimizing their android or ubuntu mobile advertising campaigns - anything that can measure all this data and tell the expert, who interprets/charges for this information of behalf of busy business person, has an asset of value to make money with. On Facebook: Zara's Coffee Page on Facebook | Zara's Weston-super-Mare Facebook Page Click button to contact Zara, no account or stars required.Powered by 123ContactForm All Stars Welcome- My Live Chat Room

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Demos Flouri

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I didn't say ALL jobs in the IT industry. Warm Regards Demos Flouri Web Design | SEO | Logo Design | Leaflet Design | Graphic Design

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Anthony Haley

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Andreas, surely hearing about these platforms is quite important if the claim is that they are being used in such a way but that was not my main point. I'm interested to know how a Klout score will determine someones suitability to do a job in IT and if so, what job? The blog suggests all jobs in IT. Tony

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Andreas Wiedow

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Demos, When did you start your Klout and Peerindex ? Have you set your Twittergrader already ? Allow them some time to collect all the data about you, complete your profiles. Even I made it above 50 on each, Twittergrader even 96.something/100. I wonder whether this new digital Know-how is based on old one posted back in November already here . . . Oh, and yes, both, Klout and Peerindex went straight up after the 4th of January 2011 :-) How effective is your online networking, are you being heard? @ I find this very hard to believe. I doubt many IT companies have even heard of Klout let alone allowing it determine their hiring policy. Anthony, it is all a matter how good something is being marketed. Eg. yasni in Germany went online end of 2007. In 2008 or 2009 it became one of the top 100 sites in Germany already. 50 million PI per month with an excellent coverage on press, tv and radio it is now THE #1 reputation tool and . . . not the determining part of hiring but . . . part or application procedure for headhunters and HRD. In Germany, Austria, Switzerland. Getting more important in the US and now in France too. You and many others haven't heard about it either. Doesn't mean a thing. 56/60 to go to see 200 million children smile :-) - Noch 56/60, um 200 Millionen Kinder lächeln zu sehen :-)

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Anthony Haley

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@ As Thomas has mentioned companies are now not even INTERVIEWING in the IT industry if your score is less than 50. I find this very hard to believe. I doubt many IT companies have even heard of Klout let alone allowing it determine their hiring policy. Please tell me: Which companies are they? What jobs exactly in the IT industry do you think will be affected by your Klout score? Why do you think your Klout score will affect your ability to a job in IT? What is the difference between a candidate with a score of 45 and a candidate of 55 that makes the lower score candidate unsuitable for a job? Perhaps we have some facts rather than speculation. Tony

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