Back in February I reported on Klout’s acquisition of Blockboard, an “early-stage startup that is dedicated to reconnecting neighbors and neighborhoods.” This acquisition had set in stone what some believed to be true for some time based on Tweets by the startup’s founder, Joe Fernandez, teasing the possibility of a mobile Klout.
Blockboard, a self-described “early-stage startup that is dedicated to reconnecting neighbors and neighborhoods” has been acquired by Klout in their drive to bring social influence mobile and local. Based in San Francisco, Blockboard was “founded by a small group of product, design, and engineering vets, [and they] have raised a round
Late last month Klout released a “new scoring model with insights to help you understand changes in your influence.” Since that time, there has been a great outpouring of complaints and dissatisfaction not only with Klout’s new scoring model, but also with privacy concerns from Klout users.
Klout, the self-proclaimed “Standard for Online and Internet Influence” announced on September 20 the addition of Google+ to users’ Klout scores. This announcement came alongside Google’s release of Plus to the masses. Google+ has reached over 40 million users, up 30% since opening their doors to