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I\’m in Top 5% Influencers According to Kred. Now What?

What good is a Kred Top 10%, 5% or 1% Badge?

I got an email from Kred two weeks ago and I was amused to know that I am in the Top Kred 5% Influencer (Global). I\’m not even trying to collect Kred but someone must be noticing.

[callout_box bg=#00adee color=#fff]Kred Influence is the measure of what others do because of you.[/callout_box]
PeopleBrowsr published details here on how they compute the scores. The beauty of the system is that every points count. Everything is transparent. You can check how your scores added up and how your actions influenced others.

Take note that Kred uses a double logarithmic scale so if you got a 10%, 5% or 1 % Top Influential Badge, it means that you really are somewhere at the top of the scale.

So what good is it to be top Kred influencer anyway?

Unlike Klout where I get international Klout Perks from time to time, I have not experienced any Kred rewards yet.

I\’m not disappointed. After all, I didn\’t join these services to get a prize. Both Klout and Kred can be used for certain metrics and how you use those numbers depend entirely on you.

For someone based in the Philippines, Kred only gives me a bragging right and an arbitrary number to post in my blog profile. It is cool because it looks like a gold trophy. It doesn\’t deter me from engaging  my community. Actually, it inspires me to engage more with my community because I know that I am sharing something with value.

Again, who knows? I might get a Top Kred 1% Influencer badge next time and that might become my stepping stone on becoming the next big thing in online brand endorsement  (even product management) here in the Philippines.

Check my Kred profile here and don\’t forget to send a +Kred.

By Marck V.

Filipino IT consultant on enterprise software. On his spare time he do web project management, photography and blogging. Web 2.0 enthusiast.