It’s that awkward and boring time on a Friday between lunch and going home/drinking excessively. So, of course we were amazed by the new social media measurement tool, Klouchebag.
Before we go on, YES, Klouchebag is in fact a brilliant portmanteau of the words ‘Klout’ and ‘douchebag’. Genius, huh? And apparently the domain klunt.com was already taken.
As your wonderful brains may be able to piece together, Klouchebag was born out of a desire to make fun of just how silly Klout is and just how much of a douchebag so many of us are on Twitter. Founder Tom Scott writes on the site:
“I got annoyed with the fuss around Klout, the horrible social-game that assigns you a score based on how “influential” you are online. This is the result.”
You simply input your username into the site and you get a Klouchebag rating. The rating may seem silly and call you offensive names, but it’s actually based on serious metrics (well, just as serious as actual Klout, which is probably not very):
“Klouchebag uses the ARSE rating system. Anger: profanity and rage. Retweets: “please RT”s, no or constant retweeting, and old-style. Social Apps: every useless checkin on foursquare or its horrible brethren. And English Usage: if you use EXCLAMATION MARKS OMG!!! or no capitals at all, this’ll be quite high.”
Try it NOW for Friday afternoon LOLZ over at Klouchebag.com.
Find out more about Tom Scott (the visionary behind Klouchebag) because he’s done some interesting stuff both on and off the interwebz.