It seems that you either earn a high Klout score by grace of your relentless social management, or you are churning your own butter. There is currently no middle ground. There does not seem to be a centrist way of managing the on line world.
For instance, I was thrown out of a tribe devoted to re-tweeting and spreading influence because I wasn’t doing the RT and talking and sharing enough. It’s difficult for me, I used to be thrown out of class for re-sharing, passing notes and talking too loudly.
Also, I was vacationing in Europe for two weeks. It was during that silence that it was determined I was not pulling my weight – and asked to quietly leave the tribe. Tweeting – breathing. All the time. Got it.
I am not wired to automatically tweet everything I do and re tweet everything everyone else does. I have to still choose where my attention is focused. If I am riding a water taxi across the Venetian lagoon, the choice is to concentrate on the phone and messaging this remarkable experience that I am not (sorry) really experiencing because I’m tweeting you – mysterious other people who may or may not care. OR I can look up, feel the wind in my hair, watch the sun dancing on the water, see the buildings of San Marco Plaza receded as the island of Murano rises up.
I want to experience it for myself. I am less inclined to experience it on your behalf.
Was wading through the flooded St. Marcos Plaza at midnight and forgetting to send the photograph to the twitter tribe worth getting tossed out the following week?
Oh my, yes.