Getting out of Klout

You may have heard of or used Klout, a service that claims to calculate your “Social Media Score” or “Influence”. Well, they sure appeal to your vanity – we all want to be recognized as influencers, don’t we?

Unfortunately Klout is a privacy desaster – they harvest you’re data even if you’re not a member, and do A LOT of very very weird things – read GigaOM and Charles Stross for more details.

They also make it extra hard to leave – fortunatelty Martijn has a detailed post on how to do that exactly – go there NOW.

Want to see something really weird? Look what you need to do to make them stop looking at your tweets:

So they need to SEE WHO I FOLLOW in order to delete my data?


Don’t forget to remove those Twitter and Facebook application authorizations!

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