A couple of observations on Klout, the social influence measurement tool/site/app.
1. Why on earth should they need or be able to access my direct messages on Twitter to measure my influence?
2. If I don’t therefore link my Twitter profile to Klout how can they possibly offer accurate scores of influence?
3. Where people are using different social networks for different social circles how does Klout judge this? It has specifically told me that not many of my friends in Facebook are members of Klout. That would be because I use Facebook primarily for my friend network not my business network.
4. Why on earth should they need or be able to access my direct messages on Twitter to measure my influence?! Why?
Ok so it’s an app not a person, but if it calls itself “the standard for influence” then the standard seems to be set rather low.