i have played with and advocated the use of K’s for fun and entertainment. Klout created this currency to “measure” influence. I have met many interesting people by using Klout, and as an early proponent of the K currency I convinced others to spend it, and spread it. When the curve changed and the scores dropped last year many protested and quit in disgust. I was never thinking that it really measured anything but word use, and therefore had little meaning. I was surprised at how much anxiety was spent on the loss of score points. Recently Klout has presented another new algorithym in which most people gained points. This was not met with the same outcry as the general lowering last year.
I honestly use it as a source of amusement. I admire the people with bizzarre trifectas of influence, like lobster, hurricanes, and Mt. Dew. I advocate for the full spending of all the K’s you get because it really is a kind of funny money. As time passes this K business has become serious to some, who change the Klout profile to tell exactly which K’s they desire. When I was informed by Klout several times over several months that they thought I was influential in mango I finally responded by taking them up on it. I axed summer camp and announced my intention to dominate the topic of mango.
When people generously lavished the mango K’s, they were not posted on the mango page, and I was kept invisible. With less than a week of my mango assent Klout felt the need to pull the K influence entirely on the topic. Today there is a statement claiming that nobody has received K in this topic recently. I am also being denied the ability to give K. I am shown a box that says sorry you cannot give K to this user at this time. I am so highly amused by this that I am in stitches. Game ON, Klout!!! To paraphrase Nikita Krushchev, we will bury you with mango K.