ROInfluence: Overestimating the impact of social scoring

Social Scoring as a toolIf you read my previous opinions on social scoring, you know I’m skeptical on the viability of  ‘influence metrics‘. However, when Mark Schaefer (of the engaging marketing blog {Grow} ), mentioned me in his latest book  ‘Return on Influence‘,  I decided to give the concept another look. […]

Unhand me you Klout! Influence Metrics ends the revolution

What are all these metrics doing? Now algorithms measure social ‘influence’. We already know that people are finding new ways to game the system. What will inevitably follow are other algorithms, that replicate ‘influence-building’ behavior. Will these ‘automated social friends’ replace the email spammers of today?

What happens to authenticity, transparency etc. when metrics and algorithms drive behavior?