Saturday, August 13, 2011

Klout should not use Instagram as a scoring input

{EAV_BLOG_VER:0ec93487873de04b} Klout recently announced the inclusion of more online services as input to its scoring system namely YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr, Blogger, Last.FM, and Instagram. I guess this is good news so that one's influence score will not be based on vanity metrics such as following but look further into two-way interaction.

However, I am not in favor for Instagram to be included as a Klout scoring input signal. Simply because, you need an iPhone to be able to use Instagram and not all has one. An influence scoring system should get data from applications that anyone can have access to.

Anyway, that is just my take. :)