Tech Tuesdays Vol. 23: When You Can't Get a Reservation 'Cause You Don't Have the KLOUT


I want this post to be like my Keurig coffee machine: short, sweet, and to the point. If you're not on Klout: GET ON KLOUT. Period.

Klout takes all of your main social networks (Twitter, FB, Flickr, Instagram, Blogger, LinkedIN, etc.) and measures your INFLUENCE based on your interactions and on how you stack up with other people's networks. Many Celebrities are in the 70s+ range, while I myself tend to hover around 53-55 (for now). When looking at everyone I follow on Twitter, people like Bill Gates and the deceased C.S. Lewis had scores of 77, the same as Diana Agron ('Glee'; 'I Am Number Four').
Meanwhile, since our TDS account doesn't yet share the same volume of people as our individual accounts, it hovers around 22. The Power of the Individual is clear when, looking at all of my Facebook friends, Klout determined that The Daily Serge Staff Writer Michael Serge was among the top 3 with a score of 55. Is anyone surprised?

The site is great for people who want an inkling of just how much, ahem, CLOUT that they have. Get on it.


And "...when you can't get a reservation, 'cause you don't have the clout..." -- then just listen to this song, and all will be well.



Now, if you're tired of posting something clever to Twitter only to realize it should also be on Facebook, Hootsuite is a handy tool for killing two birds with one stone. If you find another (free) service that includes the ability to post to more than just 3 or 4 different social networks at once, please let me know.

Enjoy your week, and stay posted. Got some BIG news on a startup coming in early April. Get ready.

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