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I don't know about Maddie Grant's objections to the infographic, but here's what a quick look gave me:
By the way, why would it take 21 days to respond to a comment?
Thanks for the essay. However... there are plenty of people who weren't the least discomfited by a drop in their Klout scores, but object to Klout on completely objective criteria. A few of those criteria: its secretive nature around its algorithm; its focus on 13 social networks, which ignore any number of other social networks which are far more popular outside of North America; its (recently changed) habit of creating Klout accounts for underage people; its (recently changed) refusal to provide an effective optout; its refusal to engage its critics in a serious discussion...
Klout is not without entertainment value. But its marketing as "the standard for influence" and the choice of people to take that seriously and act on it make its flaws important.
To simply encourage people to continue using a deeply problematic tool is not productive.