What the Klout just happened?

Klout. My friend my enemy and subject of some of my earliest posts. In October last year I wrote a blog called Treating the Klout. In it I discussed the big change they had just made to their algorithm that had given rise to many complaints from the community. Some had dropped massively in score, others jumped up. Well, they’ve done it again.

Yesterday saw then roll out their latest calculation. Now they include many more data points to decide if you are influential or not. In my case they have now decided that I’m not really all that influential compared to my peers after all. In other cases they have given people very large upwards jumps indeed. Hell they even downgraded Justin Beiber. Read More ...

Is Importance the same as Influence.

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Stepping away from Gamification just for a week, whilst is search around for inspiration (suggestions in an email please), I want to quickly talk about something else that fascinates me – influence. More specifically, digital influence. After a great “putting the world to rights” session with friend and Gamification whizz Scott Sinclair (@sinclair300584), I had to come away and write about this.

I wrote about this a while back, talking about Klout and the like. However, this time my angle is a little different. Read More ...

Redefined by Technology: The words, they are a changing

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Below is a very low brow, non expert look at how the technological revolution has changed the definition of words and concepts over the last few years.

Social: When I were a lad, socialising meant going ot the local for a few drinks. Now it means something totally different, with the advent of Social Networking.

The rise and rise of the web developer

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In the Beginning there was HTML

When I first started out in web design, things were different.  It was like the wild west - small groups of frontiers men still dipping their toe into the waters of what was possible.  It was a fairly well established industry at the time, but it was something that the general public didn't get all that involved in. 

New Year – What could it Bring

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Well, in a few hours it will be 2012. Now, sadly we are not traveling in flying cars though luckily it doesn't look like the world is going to end. So what is going to happen in 2012?

I think it is pretty certain that a gajillion new social media related jobs will be created. That said, I have to wonder how long that can last.