Klout Topics…Explained?

12 Dec

Klout just recently added an option allowing us to suggest topics for our friends and contacts to share +K  on  Klout. They claim it’s to let us have more control over out topics. I gave up when they suggested “Lambs” as a topic of influence for me long ago….

I have enjoyed punking my friends, by giving them +K forsomething innocuous like “blogging” but tweeting “I gave John Doe +K for puppy snuff films” or “I gave Suzy +K for underwater prostitution”…..you get the idea.

So, when my twitter pal Jim (@leaderswest) gave me +K last week for the topic of “Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics” I thought he was getting me back for last month’s +K for baby porn…..turns out, the Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics was a REAL catagory now!! And, checking back, I noticed that HE had “David Hasselhoff” as a topic of interest on his Klout page as well….

Turns out, you can’t just make up the topics: they are suggested by Klout. Here is a sampling, and NO I am NOT making this up!!

underwater football (sports)
Underwater Archaeology (field Of Study)
Iraqi Scientific Humanitarian Committee (political Party) ←-sure to get you on the FBI watchlist
Bullshit (game)
Party Of Separated And Divorced (political Party)
Administration Of Air And Water Resource And Solid Waste Management Programs (industry)
Sucker Punch
Know Nothing (political Party)
European Gay Porn Awards
Cookie Monster
So, which of these would YOU like to be influential about? Leave a comment below, and I’ll see what I can do 😛

21 Responses to “Klout Topics…Explained?”

  1. queeniecarly December 12, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    Ahahahaha! I love your prank tweets! That is fabulous! (I should’ve thought of that! lol)

    Honestly, I see the tweets, but I have no clue whatsoever about Klout. I guess one of these days I should catch up. It is just sooooo 2010… 😉

  2. Christina December 15, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    Uhh.. who wouldn’t want to be influential about the Cookie Monster?!

    • thyroidinfo December 16, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

      I want to be influential about money, and hope there is a Klout perk where they give it away!!

  3. Henry elliss December 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    Bizarrely, I am influential about Unicorns and Irony – more strange still, the former is from before topic addition was opened!

    • thyroidinfo December 16, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

      Yeah, I’ve been influential about lambs fo a LONG time…..and oddly enough, so is Mariah Carey!! I guess she calls her fans lambs!!

  4. VancouvriaTV December 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm #

    Just checked my Klout score – its just 29. Can I influence “getting a higher Klout score?”

    • thyroidinfo January 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

      Worth a try!!

  5. realmassage2 December 27, 2011 at 3:00 am #

    This is great, I understand Klout better now…lol!!

    • thyroidinfo January 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

      Glad U could help!!

  6. Steve Willhite January 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Klout says I’m influential about ice cream. It’s because of my quote “Live without love is like a cone with no ice cream” haha :O)

  7. sandysview January 3, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    I’m still trying to figure out how Klout works. I have beer in my topis though so its a start.

  8. Krista January 5, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    I would love a +K in “Know Nothing.” 🙂

  9. Jay January 8, 2012 at 4:44 am #

    Lets try sucker punch

  10. Jim Dougherty January 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    What were the circumstances that you found that “European Gay Porn Awards” was an available topic?

    • thyroidinfo January 11, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

      I’ll never tell….some things are better left unsaid, Jim!! 😛

  11. Elaine Macintyre (@elainemacintyre) January 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    Believe it or not I do actually know someone who is an expert in underwater archaeology! I got told that Sheffield was one of my topics. Haven’t been there in about 10 years. Confused.

  12. jamiegall1930 January 23, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    Oh, sign me up for Cookie Monster. I did just watch the Sesame Street episode on Cake Boss 😉

  13. Ken Robinson January 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Once upon a time in Kloutland, I, too, was influential in lambs. Alas, it appears the little ones got the flock outa here, and now the Klout has scored me accordingly. I spend my days and nights wondering, perhaps obsessing over, what I could have done differently. But to no avail. No lambs, no influence. Take heart, fair BethMcshane. I have moved on to greener pastures. Soon, I will be influential in a new topic — I will be a rising star in the topic of yaks! Or maybe not…

    • thyroidinfo January 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

      I think I know where to spend some of my +K today….. ::P

  14. Gregg Hollmann February 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    Hope that you can hit me up with some special k in the topics of “Weddings” “Music” “DJs” or “Hip Hop”… I’ll take a pass on the underwater prostitution – I gave that up years ago! 🙂

    • thyroidinfo February 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

      Will do!!

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