[LMB] OT: so what is Klout?

I iosef at gothic.net.au
Sun May 20 18:24:25 BST 2012


At 01:58 AM 5/21/2012, Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:
>I failed to understand Friday's _xkcd_ not because of the math, as 
>commonly, but because of the referent.  So what *is* this Klout that 
>the cartoonist wants no part of?


In addition to what has been posted: Klout gets its name from the 
British/Australian slang for influence. Usually spelled with a C, 
clout is influence with a group, organisation or industry. As in: 
"Rupert has some clout with the news media, I'll get him to quash the story."

Iestyn


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