What is an “Influencer”?

Let’s clear something up: Influence is important. Badges, numbers, and algorithms are not. I deleted my Klout account because people’s perceptions of my value shouldn’t rise or fall depending on whether I’m talking to an “online rock...

Why I Quit Klout

I no longer have Klout. I’m not sure what pushed me over the edge. Maybe it was the endless notifications urging me to urge my friends to sign up. Or the incessant efforts to get me to link to my Facebook account. Or the fact that it was so easy to...

Roger Clemens Has Nothing on This Guy

So I go out of town for a few days and miss the big sports story. No, not that story. This one. What’s interesting about the Jay Mariotti story isn’t the facts. Or even the arrest. It’s the glee with which just about everyone has greeted the news....