The fact that I score a measly 26 on Klout might be one reason I’m a bit biased against the influence measuring site. OK, I don’t have a score of 77 like David Pogue or a ranking akin to the most influential entrepreneurs, but I influence people–really, I do! I’m just not an overly-active Twitter and Facebook user and that fact can really bring a girl’s numbers down.
Personal opinions aside, Klout just joined the ranks of Google’s +1 when it announced its new +K feature which lets you vote for people you deem influential on certain topics. Klout users get five +K every day, which they can give to any user in any topic. You can give +K to the same user on a given topic once every seven days.
By the way, here’s a blog post from a Ph.D.-level statistician who says your Klout score is meaningless. However, with a score in the 40s he’s not particularly influential. Like my comments here, you might file his under “Sour Grapes.”
Read more about Klout’s +K at Mashable.