If you haven’t looked at your Klout achievement badges in a while, you’d better go take a peek.
For those not familiar with Klout, it is a web service for measuring online influence, particularly in the social media arena. Klout has used badges, aka “achievements,” to represent differing levels of engagement with friends and followers. In early 2011 the original Klout achievement program was put on hold with the promise of something new and improved coming soon.
Well, the new style of Klout achievement badges started being phased in this week based on users’ current interactions with friends and followers with little little fanfare other than this tweet (to the best of my knowledge).
Below is a screenshot of a few of the initial badges to give you some idea of what to expect. Click on the Achievements tab in your profile to see your new badges. You will notice that the new achievements in your profile are not retroactive and do not reflect historical activity or previous achievements.
Here is the list of new Klout achievement badges found to date with a description of each from the Klout website. Please let me know when you find something new — I would like to add it and continue to grow this list. Note: it will be helpful if you send a link to the profile displaying the badge as well.
- Klout OG – You’ve been around the block with us and then some. Thanks for being there in the early days and sticking it out… (This was the first of the new badges, coming out early in the year)
- Summer of Klout - Way to go! Your Klout Score braved the dog days of summer and still came out on top… (This was the second of the new badges, it was released in the Summer — I expect to keep us watching for more)
- Profile Surfer - You’ve visited “x” Klout profiles
- Klout Addict - You’ve visited klout.com “x” days consecutively
- Making it Rain +K - You’ve given +K “x” times
- Rolling in +K - You’ve received +K “x” times
- On My List - You’ve been added to “x” lists
- The 20s, 30s, 40s… - You’ve finally earned a Klout score in the “30s, 40s, 50s, etc.”
- Perk Magnet – You’ve received “x” perks
Achievement badges are always a great way to enhance and reward social media engagement. Way to go Klout… keep ‘em coming!