Klout, a website that attempts to assign a score to your online influence, recently changed their ranking algorithms, which resulted in lower scores for everyone. And, therefore, the social media world flipped out.
The argument, apparently, is that there’s an entire ecosystem now built around the ranking of online reputation, and that the scores are used in job interviews and compensation evaluations. You know, just like junior high.
Frankly, I wouldn’t want to work for a company that uses my Klout score to determine whether to hire me or how much to pay me.