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Klout: 2.5 Million Profiles Deleted? Maybe 10,000? Who Knows?

  Dutch blogger Martijn Linnsen has reviewed 18,000 Klout profiles captured prior to November 1 and found approximately 2.5% were no longer active as of December 1.  This could mean hundreds of thousands of Klout profiles have been deleted by users since the “delete your profile” option was finally offered by Klout on November 1.  I […]

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Delete Your Klout Profile Now!

Delete your Klout profile now! The entire concept of turning “social influence” into a metric and then into a commodity to be sold is false and ultimately evil. What’s going to happen when you can’t get a marketing job because your Klout score is only in the 30s? Why should Joe Fernandez make billions on an IPO while handing out candy bars and coupons to the people who comprise the entire value proposition of Klout?

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Social Graphs: What They Are And Why You Should Care

The “Social Graph”—broadly defined– is a network of personal connections. And your online social graph is becoming the focus of social network strategy—by networks themselves, and by marketers trying to reach you and your friends. Why does the Social Graph matter? It’s the basic structure of personal connections you use every day in each social network you belong to. It’s why you join and invite others to connect on a social network. And therefore, exploiting social graphs for marketing and advertising is the fundamental business model challenge that Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn face.

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Spokeo–Spooky Advance in Personal Information Search

Spokeo is the new Website that connects your name, phone number and address as Google does with white pages, but adds all kinds of other readily available information about you–from property title databases, political donation records, and of course now, social media sites. But it’s promise far outstrips its performance.

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