Klout has a way of making their users angry with every algorithm or TOS change. Since the social influence grading platform started getting big in 2010, it has been the center of more than one controversial move. This time, the move seems to be a good one as they just added Instagram to the scoring system.
There will be complaints. I can already smell the onslaught of, “what about Blogger” and “Typepad is much more powerful”. There will be others that say, “but Tumblr’s not really a blogging platform”. Let’s put all of that to rest quickly…
In late 2007, I was approached by the man who would eventually become my content manager. He told me about a site that I should watch, one that he really liked and saw great potential in. I looked at it. After a couple of days of playing around with it, I dismissed it.
There was too much crossover with Twitter and WordPress for the site to ever be successful. It had a catchy name, but otherwise the interface was too complicated for micro-blogging and not robust enough for full-blogging. I didn’t visit Tumblr again for 2 years. Thankfully, my content manager kept going with it and we have nearly 600 Tumblogs in our network.