Blogger and Tumblr represent two ends of the blogging spectrum. Blogger is the classic free host which is still widely used. Tumblr is the choice of a new generation of bloggers who prefer quicker, more visual posts. Obviously absent are WordPress and LiveJournal.
If you’re a photo fiend, Flickr is king, so I get that, but Instagram? This hot new mobile app uses a variety of filters to create works of art out of those lunch and puppy photos that people like to share on Twitter. Is this really a service that figures into a person’s online influence?
The one that really perplexes me is Last.fm, which is a music service. I would have gone with a more general entertainment social network like GetGlue, but no one asked me.
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Before this update, I saw Klout as a business tool. A way of measuring the sphere of social influence people have so I can hone in on influencers for marketing purposes. These new networks, feel more “fun” but I guess they do all figure in to a person’s reach even if all they’re posting is photos.
Right now, my Klout score is 38. Frank and Andy both have me beat with scores of 55 and 65. Maybe if I link out to my four defunct Blogger blogs and the Tumblr and Flickr accounts that I don’t use, I can close the gap.
What kind of Klout do you have?