Klout vs Kred – Battle for Social Influence

Ladies and Gentlemen, Lets get ready to rumble!!! The time has come for the epic online battle between social influence platforms, Reigning champ Klout and rookie contender Kred.

Klout and Kred are programs that determine and compare an individuals online influence. Calculated on data collected from social networking sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. and offers a score that can be measured against other individuals.

Speaking with Natalie Brandweiner who’s experienced both Klout and Kred she said, “It’s interesting that Kred … [ Read More ]

Will Social Media determine our next President? Part 2

As predicted, the social media is being utilized by the Social Network – Presidential Campaign Style. Republican Tim Pawlenty “T-Paw” started his campaign on Facebook letting all his “friends” know of his presidential dreams and goals. Pawlenty has even created a mobile website, live streaming videos to Facebook and awarding badges to his supporters.
The candidates plan to use the Internet for a much greater White House campaign than we’ve ever seen, communicating directly with voters and supporters connected to their … [ Read More ]

Could Social Media determine our next President? Part I

Data from a social media statistics tool, clearly shows President Barack Obama won the 2008 election by using technology to connect to his audience, as well as his overall lead in the “blogging market” as a whole. 500 million blog postings mentioned President Obama’s name since the beginning of the presidential convention campaigns. In comparison, only 150 million blog posts mentioned Senators John McCain’s name. Unfortunately, the statistics were not available for the oh so famous former Governor of Alaska, … [ Read More ]