Reasons not to Klout.
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Anthony Wing Kosner of Forbes calls out Klout as a shared delusion designed to emotionally manipulate people.
He gives reasons not to Klout and says Don't let Klout ruin your life:
Klout makes its money by collecting your data that it uses to help advertisers who want to promote their products using your social influence. All of the perks and nudges are designed to groom you for that eventual assignment. And if Klout deems you to be insufficiently influential, then it wants you to be aware of those who you consider influential enough to follow their recommendations.
What's better for you than Klout?