A beginners guide:
Tip one: As most of the interaction is twitter based, I recommend signing up with your twitter account.
You will then be given an easy to access Kred link that is personal to you such as
You can give this to other bloggers so they can find you. If you know someone’s twitter name or interract with them on a regular basis, there is an easier way.
This is an idea of what your ‘Kred story’ will look like. This one is personal to me, which is why those with microscopic sight will be able to see my twitter name in the html bar (curlywurlygirly – don’t use the @)
Where I have highlighted the bar in blue – write or cut and paste the name of the person you wish to give ‘Kred’ to and hit search or return (which is what we used to call enter in the old days)
When you are on their personal page – look just above the large ‘Kred’ badge where you will see a little
F – for Facebook
Bird – for twitter
Mini badge – for Kred
Click on this to give the person Kred.
If you and the other user regularly communicate via twitter, the chances are they will show up in your activity feed – and you don’t have to bother with any of that
On your own ‘Kred Story’ page, scroll down till you come to two entries which will be those you have mentioned on twitter, and those who have mentioned you. Click on either for a rough guide of who you have been chatting to in the last months. You can go back quite far in your feed if someone you know you have been chatting to is not showing up. This happens at times like now when we have just moved into a new month.
When you have the squares up (as above) just click on the pictures of the users you want to give Kred to. It is best to do this one at a time or it gets spooked.
You will then get a message up confirming you have given Kred to said friend or colleague. Click that box to let your friend know you have been sharing the love.
And that’s it really. It looks overwhelming at first, but when you know what you’re up to it becomes super easy.
I’m going to to a tutorial on how to work your way round the new Klout, and what both mean – so stay tuned if you’d like to know either – they are on their way.
Any questions – please feel free to leave them in the comments and I will do all I can to help
Questions so far
I’m still not sure what kred scores really mean. Is higher better or worse?
The top number in green is know as ‘influence’ and is the measure of what others do because of you.
Your Influence score increases whenever someone retweets, @replies or mentions you. Influence points also reflect the reach of people who engage with you.
The bottom number in blue is known as ‘outreach’ and is the measure of your generosity.
It increases when you retweet, @reply or mention a new person.
While higher numbers are not exactly ‘better’, they do show higher levels of social media interaction. These scores are used by some companies as they are a useful numerical representation of your social media presence. If a company is looking for high social media interaction, they may ask for your kred scores if you do not show them in a widget on your blog or website.