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Monday, 03 January 2011 10:54

Justin Bieber is more influential than the US president

Written by Nick Farell
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Sad indictment of our times
A San Francisco-based social networking outfit has sat down with a  complicated series of algorithms, the system adds up a person's tweets, likes, pings, LinkedIn connections, Google mentions, status updates and other social media musings to find out what the world thinks is important.

Sadly what  Klout indicates, is that we are as shallow as a piece of paper and think that pop beat combo artist Justin Bieber is more important than the US president. Klout's top 20 put Bieber on top 10 spots ahead of Barack Obama at 88, who also trails the Dalai Lama and Lady Gaga.

Klout's technology  to identify who is influential on different topics has already attracted serious interest from companies looking for online impact. Disney used Klout to identify social media types who were then invited to sneak previews of Tangled. Vegas hotels are using it to identify people it wants to give an upgrade.

However, it depends on your Twitter profile, which is problematic for those who don't use it.


Nick Farell

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+45 #1 yourma2000 2011-01-03 10:58
Quote:
Justin Bieber



Ugh...
 
 
+74 #2 deadspeedv 2011-01-03 13:15
popular yes, but in a bad way. This survey is based upon actual interest in the person. He is probably searched more cuz everyone hates him :P

Give my comment a +1 if you hate/dislike Justin Bieber..
 
 
+22 #3 Liquid 2011-01-03 16:50
Thumbs up if u hate this guy
 
 
+11 #4 gsacks 2011-01-03 18:32
Dumb study. False conclusion.
 
 
0 #5 Zone 2011-01-03 21:30
Quoting Liquid:
Thumbs up if u hate this guy


Also, please add the reason why you hate him :)
 
 
-2 #6 JAB Creations 2011-01-03 22:55
Either idiot doesn't deserve a news story though you guys thought doubling it up would? Only commies care about puppets, tell us what Ron Paul is up to because we need way more people like him!
 
 
+4 #7 Fud_u 2011-01-04 09:03
He haven't even grow ballQuoting Zone:
Quoting Liquid:
Thumbs up if u hate this guy


Also, please add the reason why you hate him :)


He haven't grow balls yet.
 

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