Klout, the online site that calls itself “the standard for influence,” has seen its users’ scores plummet overnight…
…with this reporter seeing his drop from 63 on a 100-point scale to 36.
Here’s a screenshot:
What’s eerie about the latest Klout score changes are that they happen on a Saturday – when lots of social media users are supposed to be doing other things as opposed to working – and that they happened a day after Klout continued to explain changes on its own blog. (Here’s a link to the Klout blog.)
Knowing that some of those who influence me have left Klout, and others have never used the site, wondering if the latest changes to its algorithm might mark the beginning of a bigger backlash?
Update: As of 10:17 a.m., my Klout score has returned to 63.
No evidence of it having dropped, and no explanation on the Klout.com blog.