Posted on October 25, 2011 at 5:50 pm

The internet is watching you, but you knew that, right?

Just what the internet thinks of you, now that's another thing entirely.

A few months ago I found out about a website that analyses the individual's influence through the various social media engines many of us use, and being a little bit vain about such things (I used to be a club kid in the 80's so I have been trained to care about whether or not I am on "the list") I clicked over there, and found out that Klout considered me at the time to be influential about beer, politics, and Star Trek.

How any of this could be gleaned from my online life would be news to me. I don't recall ever mentioning beer or Star Trek, and most of my political commentary is sugar coated since I don't think the internet is a place to pick fights with people who like me for other things, like, you know, yarn.

Today, I ambled through there again and found that Klout has wised up a little bit, and now includes in my list of topics that it consideres me to be influential, in this order:


Uncle Sam

Amazon (as in dot com, I would assume)

followed by Sweater, Wool, Apps, Family, Shoes, Sea, and finally with the Star Trek again.

I have no idea how this works, but piqued perhaps by the primacy of Uncle Sam and Pirates in my influencyness, here is a list of some of the topics that I WISH I were influential about:


Frye Boots

George Clooney


Formula One


Autism research

people who did not write Shakespeare's plays.

(and thereby perhaps glean some benefits from that influentialness, like say, a dinner invitation from one of my influencey benefactors? hint hint Mr Clooney?)


not to mention the spinning wheels and the yarn aspect of my bloggy life.

I mean: Star Trek? c'mon. Battlestar Gallactica, now that I would understand.