Last December, Peter Shankman, the founder of Help A Reporter Out, caused a stir in the industry when he hosted a VIP-only holiday party. VIP status was party determined by a person’s Klout score.
So, just how accurate are those Klout scores?
As you can see, the account @bieberg97 has 638 followers (it’s topped 900 now), and it follows zero people. And yet, it earned a Klout score of 72—the higher the score the better—and the site had this to say about @bieberg97: