Will Skorr be a replacement for Klout

Will Skorr be a Replacement for Klout?

Klout recently informed us that they were closing down on the 25th of May. We don’t know if this has anything to do with GDPR or it just happened to be on that date.  Although for me Klout was broken for at least the last 6 months! They kept trying to help. But no matter how many times I (or my friends) told them they seemed to skirt around the answer.  However, suddenly on the horizon, like a shining star we spot Skorr Social and we wonder will Skorr be a replacement for Klout.

We had to investigate and we downloaded Skorr Social right away! On first look, it really has a great UI – Klout never had anything half as good. Yes, there are a few teething problems, nothing that that they aren’t sorting out – they are brand now folks.  How do I know they are sorting these things out?  Because we are part of a Whatsapp group of Skorr users, #Skorr70 who used to be part of Thomas Powers #klout70 group – learning how to get their own score over 70 Klout.  We are now helping Skorr with a live R&D and they have joined the group and are taking note of our suggestions and comments.  You can join too – if you want to learn all about Skorr and team up with people to learn how to best use it – but beware I am admin and no spam is allowed – Skorr70

So Who are Skorr Social

SKORR was launched on May 7th and is a free social media app to put you in control of your presence online. It will measure your influence and give you a unified vision of all your social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Youtube, Linkedin, Twitter).

Based in Portugal – the founders are Bernardo LucasCarlos MartinsFernando VideiraJoão Brites Moita, CEO Miguel CaeiroRui PaivaTony Poulos 

It seems Skorr managed to get 1 million pounds in funding, so they aren’t a shot in the night, they mean business. And they are totally committed to make Skorr and success. Maybe their reputation will get them more investors because Klout spent a whole tonne more than that and they still couldn’t get it right.

Skorr has a lot extra in my opinion too.

Will Skorr be a Replacement for Klout

I think they will be a very worthy replacement for Klout – I am loving Skorr so much, Its so, so clever!

They have analytics – so that on each post you can see how much engagement and post reaction you get.

You get notified when you get a killer post in which the likes and comments update pretty quickly.

Will Skorr be a replacement for Klout

This is one of my killer posts on Instagram – one of my drawings. please to see that getting some attention.

Will Skorr be a replacement for Klout

And they Calculate things different to Klout. Skorr take into consideration fake followers, which is brilliant!  They have an AI bot I think called Pulse that checks how regularly you are posting and or engaging, the tone of voice and all sorts.  It’s learning about you as time goes on – brilliant right!  So exciting!  Engagement isn’t right yet, but its learning.

How you are growing your Skorr – and lots of stats on this page. 

Enough of my ramblings about it, see below what Skorr have to say……

 

Skorr Calculation

We asked how does Skorr work out the Skorr this is what Miguel Caeiro told us

Skorr 1 to 100 is the result of over 32 KPI’s algorithm, much richer than just Friends, followers or likes adding up. It’s achieved through a deep learning algorithm that learns the impact of all the interactions and how people react to it. Artificial intelligence is used to understand content and context.

Juicy qualitative attributes

We count with some really juicy qualitative attributes like the type of language, tone of voice, fake followers, speed and depth of your audience reactions, and many many more. Naturally, in the first days, quantitative weights more than qualitative, but as machine learning gets richer insights, it will calibrate better and better.

Pulse

The app has to learn with you and your network. You can start low, but rise up with the Pulse(that continuous measures activity) that rewards you when you have strong posts and continuous pace in terms of reactions and fans. Also, at this stage, we’re counting with 7 days of interaction for the evaluation, but as we move on, we’ll incorporate up to 90 days, the legal limit.

# Much more than a number: bear in mind that the (1)Measurement part its just the first of the 3 mains pillars of the product, being (2)Monitoring and (3)Improve the remaining two. In Monitoring you’ll be able to see a lot of your aggregated KPI’s evolution over time, the detailed performance of your posts, your audience profile and double check your online personality.
While on Improve (it will come after some weeks of machine learning work) you’ll be able to set your own goals!  Automatically Skorr will tell you what, when and how to post to reach your pre-defined targets. as well as extremely powerful prevention and protection features.

Linkedin only giving access to 500 connections right now

# LinkedIn weight: we hope in a few weeks to improve the API access, but so far LinkedIn is only giving access to the first 500 connections. This is limiting the influence measurement to some of you. As soon as it’s released Skorr will automatically make the calibration.

The future sees much more

# Professional/ Multiple pages on my profile: In this first version, only personal accounts are allowed, and one per platform. Really soon Skorr will allow connecting more than one account in the same profile, as well as FB Pages.

Features include 

– Your own Skorr, your social number, the aggregation of all your social presence. By connecting your most important social networks, you will have your own personal Skorr
– You will be able to analyse your posts engagement, per post and post reaction, so you can find out what content works for your network and you can grow socially
– Challenge your friends to see who has the highest Skorr and have fun comparing your Skorr to celebrities and influencers
– Discover what are your main topics and how you can make more impact with your posts and grow your influence
– Find out in detail who are your fans, their age, gender and much more

Check out the video

So all in all the answer to – Will Skorr be a replacement for Klout?   It’s a big yes from me!  I think they could have taken on Klout if they were still here too.

Looking forward to all of the future update – I am hoping for a Chrome extension and a Web platform.

Check out Skorr on Google play or App Store

 

 

Facebook Working on New Features such as "Clear History"

Facebook Working on New Features such as Clear History

On Tuesday at Facebook annual f8 developer conference Mark Zuckerberg informed us of a few new things that they are working on or are implementing – one of which was the news Facebook Working on New Features such as Clear History.

This is a great idea, just like how on your browser – ie Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge etc, you can go in to your settings and clear your history of all of the sites you have looked at, apps you have interacted with, everything you have clicked on or clear the cookies from those sites. Facebook is going to have the same thing…!

We hadn’t written about Facebook since our post on how to download your Facebook data.   After Facebook’s privacy practices were put under investigation, but now we have some action!

Facebook Working on New Features such as Clear History

So with Facebooks new Clear History option, you will just be able to click a button to clear all of that information – Cookies and History from your account, you will also be able to just turn it off so that it never stores any of this information going forward.

What are Cookies

When you visit a site a cookie is downloaded on to your PC – so that the next time you go there the site knows you have been before. Some cookies record how long you were on the site, what you clicked, what you’ve stored in your shopping cart.   It might sound worrying but it helps the website load quicker or keep information that we might not want to keep entering in everytime we visit it.

You can always delete these cookies on your browser, or get them to delete everytime you close your browser and sites now ask you if its okay to store them on your computer.

Facebook Cookies

Facebook cookies are stored to verify your account to determine when you are logged in to you don’t have to keep logging in to Facebook.  To see where you are logging in from, for security in case someone is trying to take over your account. To help fight spam and phishing attacks to detect the dangerous or infected computers.  And for advertising, to show you more but also to stop you being shown too many. Cookies store your preferences, what you interacted with and to allow you to switch easily between pages and profiles.

So its good that Facebook Working on New Features such as “Clear History” – But that’s not all they are bringing out soon.

He said that while they are doing this they are also trying to bring people together in new ways.

Facebook have also introduced Watch Party

Watch Party lets you watch a video in a chat with your friends.

Watch party allows group admins to pick any public prerecorded video on Facebook and show it to their members at the same time, for a shared experience. Apparently, this is what Mark Zuckerberg’s friends did with his congress videos.

Facebook Working on New Features such as Clear History

Co watching videos isn’t really anything new – we’ve been doing it on Twitch for some time.  It seems that Facebook are really trying to grow engagement and interaction on their site.

Watch party is rolling out to groups now.

To see if you have Watch party.

Open your page click on start a new post and you will see the “Watch Party” option under the box. Where the other options to add a photo, tag friends etc is. If you have it it will be there with the popcorn icon.

Facebook "Clear History"

You first have to click that and create an update telling people you are going to be hosting a Watch Party. Then you can add the videos you are going to be watching.

You can also just add certain members of the group to watch with you.

Facebook Working on New Features such as Clear History

Facebook also announced a new dating feature.

Dating will be rolling out soon.  Mark Zuckerberg said that it’s about proper relationships not hookups -(like Tinder). Only people that have signed up will see your profile which will be totally optional. They know that everyone is concerned about privacy and safety so they have had this in mind since they started creating it.  Your friends aren’t going to see your profile. It will only suggest people who are not your friends, who have opted into dating and have your preferences.

So lots of things coming soon – we like that Facebook Working on New Features such as Clear History the best!