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Based on 10 networks including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare. (Read the complete story)

"Like previous attempts at stuff of this sort, it's missing some obvious details. As one example, I've purposely avoided those social networks, yet do quite a bit on a variety of forums and on IRC. (not all under the same nick) The number of people I interact with regularly online varies, especially when you consider the sort of interaction rather than just the presence of interaction, but is usually no more than 100 people that I'd consider myself to have "fairly close/frequent interaction with." Most of these social networks, tho, are simply about the brief existence of contact, and with no real connection any more than the connection I've got to the hundreds of webcomics and fanfiction authors I've got linked in my bookmarks and don't even bother to check on any more, or even the ones I do still check on fairly frequently. (many of which have long since passed into hiatus)"
(Ashley 9/16/2011 4:03:42 PM)
"This system claims to measure your influence by, among other things, the number of responses you get. Yet it misses something important there. In this day, we're all (pavlovian) trained to click buttons to get "achievements", and that even a minor (unthought) response will receive some sort of reward, so most do make that response without any real care about what they're responding to. Of course, actually analyzing posts to see which responders were truly influenced by the post is likely to be beyond anything we'll be capable of making before we can make fully human analogue pseudo-sentient AI."
(Ashley 9/16/2011 4:23:14 PM)
"I'm experimenting with Twitter (the jury's still out on that one) and I don't do Facebook at all. Klout may be setting themselves up as bait for a Google acquisition; once they have Googe's financial resources, they can fill in their gaps in coverage."
(Bill Christensen 9/19/2011 6:25:51 PM)

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