I’ve got Klout why aren’t I rich yet

by Karl Tatgenhorst on June 28, 2012

A couple years ago it seemed like we were all becoming highly nuanced social media experts. Each of us with our own bag of tricks, though face it the usual trick was “You’re doing it wrong.”. All kidding aside, we had a reason and that reason was that we saw social media as a multiplier for our revenue streams. How has that worked out for you? Has all that Klout got you somewhere, anywhere? I think some people focus too much on what can monetarily be attributed to social media to gauge it’s effectiveness. Sometimes the answer is more than a simple dollar to klout conversion, sometimes connectedness is it’s own currency.

I have practiced social media in many incarnations, I have been the altruistic helper retweeting the little guys to get them noticed. I’ve been the little guy, more often than not I’m just an annoying broadcaster. I have a Klout score that rivals some experts and it HAS gotten me places. As a matter of a fact as a connector of people a very interesting side affect is that I believe my “degree of separation” is reduced. Most people I talk to randomly end up knowing someone that knows someone that knows me… that’s a lot less than 6.

I’m not terribly sure what my point is in this, other than to tell you not to discount social medias intangible benefits. I know some thought leaders might claim this is drivel, but “they are doing it wrong” LOL I doubt the next billionaire will come from Facebook or Twitter, but I bet the next billionaire will HAVE accounts on both and will tell you that it was one of the tools he/she used.

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    Karl you’re doing it all wrong.  Lol  seriously thanks for the post and for continuing to be an early adopter willing to try all these new tools. 

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