I understand why people don't like it but I have had fun with the perks thus far so I haven't decided to give it up yet. Got a $25 AMEX card which I can really use. But, I don't think that they are the end-all, be-all in terms of determining influence.
TheJackB I received a few Perks, an umbrella & the Axe gel (hey my kid is a Axe addict). And while those are fun (I am glad you received one that you could really use) in general I have too many faults with it to stay associated with it. I don't like that they really dont explain their scoring. Random swings when they make changes makes you think "hey if they were so off last week how can we believe this new algorithm is right?". I have concerns about having to opt out. I know of 13 year olds that have Klout profiles simply because they are someone's Facebook friend.
I dont like that they crowned themselves the "Standard of Influence" as well as getting to decide what we are influential in. So, since the way I see it their negatives (And super long Beta) far out weigh the rare, few, fun perks, I felt the need to opt out our be viewed hypocritical.
Do you hear that sound? It's the sound of me standing up and giving you a standing ovation. Bravo. Klout schmout.
John_Trader1 Thanks! And thanks for stopping by as well! I think we all need to stand up to Klout if we dont agree with them. Stop them from using our likeness & stop them from targeting our friends, families and followers.
Good for you. :-) I don't really check my Klout anymore. I'm not turning it off per se, but I have stopped worrying about it.
ExtremelyAvg Thanks for stopping by! It was something I had been pondering and decided it was time! I can' t say it was a worry (other than for privacy sake). But I was starting to feel that it might appear hypocritical to leave my profile on something I did not agree with.