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Should Lawyers Care About Klout Scores?

Attorney at Work has been after me for a post about Klout. Try as I might, the drafts are snarky. I simply can't get past my mantra: Until Klout replaces my credit score, I pay it little attention. I say "little attention" because rarely a day goes by where I don't see a tweet along the the lines of "I just gave so-and-so +K in fill-in-the-blank" or "I just received +K for fill-in-the-blank." As if on autopilot, I click on my profile in HootSuite so my eyes can take in my current Klout score. At one point, I experimented and added my LinkedIn profile and Google+ profile. My score went up. Fascinating. For all of 30 seconds. Still hasn't replaced my credit score, thus requires little attention. Oh. Wait. Perhaps I should backup for a second and explain Klout so you can better judge its uselessness ... er ... usefulness ...er ... draw your own conclusions.

Originally published May 14, 2012
Last updated May 11, 2020
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