This last week, The Boston Globe covered Klout scores in the “Ascent of Social-Media Climbers.” The article by Beth Teitell shows how important digital reputation tools have become in the “real world.” Teitell states that individuals have even been fired for low reputation scores.
As a social media user (GovLoop and beyond), how do you feel about reputation ranking tools and point systems?
- Do they create a digital caste system?
- Are they useful tools for measuring ROI?
- Do they encourage quantity over quality (in content/connections)?