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The 4 types of people who still use Klout

Will the vanity metric ever die?

On Apr 1, 2015 by Mike Wehner

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Which social network offers the best perks to its VIPs?

They're not showing off those blue check marks for their health!

On Apr 4, 2014 by Molly McHugh

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Klout just got its biggest perk of all: A $200 million buyout

The deal is official. Lithium Technologies now owns the social-scoring app people love to hate.

On Mar 27, 2014 by Kate Knibbs

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Like me! Like me! Like me! Please

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On Jul 4, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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Is online popularity really worth anything?

You'd think the Internet would be all about social capital—networking, connections, influence and interactions. Does it actually mean anything online?

On Jun 3, 2013 by [email protected]

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Can Klout scores predict box office success?

The Daily Dot predicts the probable success of three upcoming films based on Klout scores and Twitter followers.  

On Oct 1, 2012 by Lindsey Weber

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YOLO: Online gang deals in klout

It's all kind of a big joke. Except that it isn't.

On Aug 29, 2012 by Lindsey Weber

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What’s your Klouchebag score?

Programmer Tom Scott tells us about his hilarious new Klout parody clone. 

On Apr 27, 2012 by Fernando Alfonso III

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Find unexpected pinners on Pinterest

Find out what Sesame Street, the NRA, Encyclopedia Dramatica, Dollar Tree, and Klout have in common.

On Apr 17, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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PinClout says it measures your influence on Pinterest

The founder of PinClout says his site measures your influence on Pinterest—and that it has nothing to do with the similarly-named company, Klout.

On Feb 27, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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The Hater: Don’t everybody black out at once

Five websites that should have gone dark today, but didn't, from Thought Catalog to Klout and worse.

On Jan 18, 2012 by Jordan Valinsky

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Klout’s expanding influence confounds users

CEO Joe Fernandez defends online ranking service's expansion to Instagram, Tumblr, and other communities.

On Aug 10, 2011 by Jordan Valinsky