Kill Me If I Klout

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Klout is dumb. It can convince people that our very own Kyle Wagner is a good mom (he's not). It is objectively the worst way to match people up on dating websites. Its measures of impact are close to meaningless. It's time to cast off Klout.


Obviously, given my job, I checked out Klout when it first launched. I can't remember my score, to be honest. It was almost certainly pitifully low as my Twitter stream is full on inane babble about science that nobody really cares about.

But I'm not going to check it now, because Klout makes me feel dirty. As of today, I am Klout-free. Join me! [XKCD]


what the hell is Klout?