22 Aug 2012
Justin Bieber, who we believe to be popular with the beat-music loving kids of today, until recently enjoyed greater online “influence” than President Obama. At least, that’s what the algorithms of pointless social media startup Klout indicated.
Happily for Obama, Klout has nargled its algorithms to make them more, well, sensible. At least in so far as disappointing American presidents are concerned.
Klout exists to determine people’s online influence using a combination of its search technology and algorithms. It might well provide a useful service for prolific Tweeters such as Stephen Fry and is probably used every day by Piers Morgan, but it would appear to be completely worthless for anyone with a life.