Lately, I’ve been distracted by something that pops up on my Hootsuite account called “Klout” says Daniel de Vise, Washington Post columnist. Klout purports to be the “Standard for Influence” on Twitter, that vast database of 140-character aphorisms. It is a 1-to-100 score that rates “your ability to drive action” with your tweets. My Klout score hovers around 46. Justin Bieber has a Klout score of 98. Nuff said. No, this particular usage of “Klout” does not pass the Royko test, and it is perhaps a good thing he is not here to see it propagate…

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