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Getting a good reading on your social self has fallen onto firms like Klout who claims to be able to measure your clout (oh, we get it now) in social meida. But what do such services really measure? Is measuring your Twitter presences more sleight-of-hand than science?
Klouchebag spins all this social credit scoring on its nonexistent head. Claimed to be “the standard for measuring asshatery online,” Klouchebag has a surprisingly transparent — and logical — ratings matrix: anger, the amount of profanity you use; how much (or too much) you retweet; injudicious use of social apps, and of course, grammar. Simply enter your Twitter handle and Klouchebag will let you know how much of a social media blow-hard you are. But Klouchebag also admits that its measurements are pretty much “a crapshoot,” something Klout doesn’t admit to being. So the real point of Klouchebag is to challenge what is, or isn’t, in a number. Makes you think.
For what its worth, our Klouchebag score was pretty low which means we’re nice guys. Was there any doubt?
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