Don’t worry, I’m not going to launch into a diatribe or give you something really heavy to read. I just wanted to update you on what has been, and will be, going on on the WUL front (as well as my own).
Also, there is no particular reason for the gecko photo, in case you were wondering… I just felt like using it!
I’m going on vacation! Yes, this entrepreneur actually dares to take a vacation. But this is a really special vacation; my baby brother is getting married, and I wouldn’t miss it for the world.
So after a couple of days, I will be away – out of the country, as a matter of fact! – for the next couple of weeks, and hope that I will have terrific tales to tell of the Czech Republic and London when I return.
Guest Post by Jen Zingsheim
Hello folks! I was a little rusty, as this was my first guest host of a chat in 2013. I hope I managed to keep the chat at or near its normally very high standards!
Here’s the write up from the #measurePR chat held on May 14:
We kicked things off by discussing the new program from Klout, called Klout Experts. This evolution of Klout allows users to ask questions of experts. Eventually, Klout hopes to build a database of answers and rate the responses, which will allow experts to build their clout on Klout. (Details in this Wired piece.)
We’re a predictable bunch, I think, because #measurePR chat participants remain dubious that this will lead to true influence measurement.
That’s what Lea Ann of Standing Dog said this past week as we were winding down the bi-weekly #measurePR chat, and it was such a great quote that I had to use it to kick off the recap post, as well as in the headline.
Die Hard and squirrels!
I couldn’t find an image of squirrels Dying Hard, so I used this one with a Rat instead, courtesy AZRainman on Flickr, CC 2.0
So, yes, it was a really fun chat. They usually are, but there was something in the air last week. Perhaps it was relief that YouTube wasn’t really shutting down (I thought that was a pretty lame attempt at an April Fool’s joke, Gmail Blue was much better… but what do I know), perhaps it was giddiness at being done with one’s taxes (are you done with yours?)… but whatever it was, it led to an extremely fun and engaged conversation.