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A month and a half ago I wrote a blog post about this new service called After using it for over a month, I’m questioning the accuracy and relevancy  of the “Klout” score.

Initially when I started using the service my Klout number started to climb. I went from a score of 29 to a my highest score of 48. In the past month and a half I have been tweeting with much more frequency. My friends have been listing me as someone to follow on “Friend Fridays” and I have received a reply from @mattcutts. Matt Cutts is the head of the Google web spam team and has 130k+ followers plus over 13,000+ tweets. I would think that would bump up my Klout score, but it didn’t move up or down for the 5 days following Matt’s reply. After all that positive activity I would expect my score to go up, but this morning my Klout score sits at 40.

So I ask “Does it really matter”?

Your thoughts please.




Larry Page announces there are 10 million Google+ users.

Today Larry Page announced that Google+ has reached the 10 million user mark in just a few weeks time. Here is an excerpt from the Google quarterly earnings call today:

I’m excited to release some new metrics for you today

Over 10M people have joined Google+
Great achievement for the team

There’s also a ton of activity
We are seeing over 1 billion items shared and received in a single day

Our +1 button is already all over the web
It’s being served 2.3 billion times a day

So while we have a lot of work still to do, we are really excited about our progress with Google+

I’m really excited to see how fast this new social media eco-system can get to 100 million users.