Posts Tagged ‘Klout’

Are You An Influential Photo-Sharer? Find Out With Photorank

Published by pratyushkp on July 26th, 2011 - in About Me, Social

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Quick Pitch: aims to help people determine their influence as social photographers.

Genius Idea: Klout for photo-sharing.

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Facebook Pages Can Now Be Personalized Based on Klout Score

Published by pratyushkp on June 23rd, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Your Facebook influence, as measured by Klout, will determine your access level to select brand pages on Facebook — and it could net you perks.

The new Facebook-gating system is the latest product from social media marketing startup Involver, which has more than 400,000 brands using its platform.

LinkedIn Users: You’ve Got Klout

Published by pratyushkp on June 15th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Klout, the startup that measures the influence of social media users, is now factoring LinkedIn connections and activities into its overall scoring system.

Klout can now assess your ability to drive action on LinkedIn, as well as appraise who you’re influencing on the service and exactly how you’re influencing them.

Once you add LinkedIn from your Klout dashboard, your LinkedIn connections and activities are pooled with your Twitter and/or Facebook actions, and incorporated in your Klout score and score analysis.

“LinkedIn has been one of our biggest requests from users,” Klout CEO and co-founder Joe Fernandez says. “It’s clear that people put a huge value on their business connections and we are thrilled to be able to include activities and connections from LinkedIn in calculating the Klout score.”

And why might your Klout score matter? For starters, experimental brands and businesses are testing out programs that provide special perks to social network users with high Klout scores. Klout is also now working to identify topic experts. Plus, your Klout score can travel with you across the web — Twitter clients such as Seesmic show Klout scores attached to tweets — and affect how your status updates are perceived.

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  • LinkedIn Users: You’ve Got Klout (
  • Klout now using LinkedIn for your score… [Roza 'Business Web Host' Nazipova] (
  • LinkedIn members get Klout (
  • Social Influence Measurement Startup Klout Passes 2K API Partners (
  • Now with added LinkedIn (
  • #Socialchat Klout Survey Results (

Social Media Distractions Are Costing Businesses Major Money

Published by pratyushkp on May 30th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

How many times each day are you distracted by social media, email or instant messages?

According to a recent survey from social email software provider, you and other employees are blowing $10,375 in productivity each year, and all because we don’t disconnect from an online chat quickly enough, or we get sidetracked by a bulging email inbox, or we fall into a Facebook hole of photos, updates and messages.

In a survey of more than 500 employees in U.S. businesses of all sizes, found that at companies with more than 1,000 employees, these kinds of digital distractions can waste more than $10 million each year.

And in this social media-obsessed age, typical water cooler banter and pointless meetings are no longer the greatest time-wasters at work. Almost 60% of workplace distractions involve social networks, text messaging, IMs or email. In fact, navigating between multiple tabs and windows to keep an eye on a wide variety of apps is a huge distraction in itself.

In the end, almost half of the employees in this study said they worked just 15 minutes or less without getting interrupted or distracted. More than half said they wasted at least one hour every day day due to distraction.

Yaacov Cohen is a co-founder and the CEO of In an email, he wrote that the survey results were particularly ironic.

“Information technology that was designed at least in part to save time is actually doing precisely the opposite. The very tools we rely on to do our jobs are also interfering with that mission. We’re clearly seeing what psychologists call ‘online compulsive disorder’ spill over from our personal lives to the work environment.”

Here are the greatest digital distractions noted in the survey:

  • Email processing: 23%
  • Switching windows to complete tasks: 10%
  • Personal online activities such as Facebook: 9%
  • Instant messaging: 6%
  • Texting: 5%
  • Web search: 3%

While these distractions are money-wasters for companies, they also negatively effect individuals’ ability to creatively solve problems, think deeply about work-related issues, efficiently process information and meet deadlines.

Does digital distraction have an impact on how you work? In the comments let us know how Facebook, IMs and email hamper or help you in the office — and what steps you might have taken to minimize distractions.

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  • Social Media Distractions Are Costing Businesses Major Money [STUDY] (
  • Social Networks Distract at Work. Seriously. (
  • How Much Do Workplace Distractions Cost Businesses? [Infographic] (
  • Social Media Distraction costs (
  • Does Twitter bring you Klout? (part 3) (
  • Social Media Set to Explode (
  • Social Networks Distract at Work. Seriously (
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