I’m a fan of Klout. I know of a bunch of other people in education who are also big fans. However, according to Klout I am more influential than Harvard. I went to Harvard and work there but does that mean I hold more influence than the entire school? I think not.
Klout begs to differ though. According to the online influence measurement tool, Harvard has a Klout score 2 points lower than me. Seems nuts. My message here is simple: take this list with a huge grain of salt. It’s basically a nifty way to see which schools are most active in social media (and actually have Klout profiles).
The following list was created by Klout (source) and, according to them, there’s been a big shift in the names on the list. For example, Texas A&M wasn’t on the list last year and is now at the top spot. The University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Oklahoma are also steadily climbing the chart.Stanford, who previously held the highest honor of being the most influential university, is now in seventh place.