fbpx

Skiers With Clout: See the freeskiers with the highest Klout scores

Skiers With Clout: See the freeskiers with the highest Klout scores

Klout, a three-year-old startup company, aims to measure users' online influence on a scale from 1-100. Using algorithms to sift through social media data—including, but not limited to, an individual's number of followers, frequency of updates, likes on a post, retweets, shares, etc—Klout effectively assigns you a score.

Do you have a Twitter account? If yes, then you have a Klout score—unless you've opted out via Klout's website. By linking your Klout profile to your Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+, and Foursquare accounts, etc, you're able to supplement your score.

For some, a high Klout score is the holy grail. Others could give two shits. The bottom line is this: Klout is becoming increasingly important in the world of social media. Your score is an indicator of your overall reach and how others trust your opinions online.

In an article on Wired.com, Klout’s VP of platform, Matt Thomson, predicts that "people with formidable Klout will board planes earlier, get free access to VIP airport lounges, stay in better hotel rooms, and receive deep discounts from retail stores and flash-sale outlets."

This week, we decided to see how professional freeskiers rank in the greater scheme. To give you an idea of where these skiers rank, Justin Bieber is the sole owner of a score of 100. From there, most A-list celebrities fall in the 80s and 90s. Scores in the 60s and 70s are considered very high. Your average social media user, on the other hand, scores around 20*. Without further ado, here's a list of freeskiing professionals with the most Klout.

65_kenworthy.jpg

61_cjw.jpg

60_torin.jpg

59_townsend.jpg

58_timd.jpg

57_noahwallace.jpg

57_joss.jpg

56_wallisch.jpg

56_tats.jpg

56_dav.jpg

56_bobby.jpg

55_roner.jpg

54_miked.jpg

54_hunt.jpg

52_williams.jpg

52_keefer.jpg

52_hudak.jpg

51_jossi.jpg

50_tj.jpg

50_kaya.jpg

50_jo.jpg

50_dumont.jpg

Did we forget someone? Let us know in the comments section below. Klout scores are constantly in a state of flux—the scores above were recorded on Thursday, May 3, 2012.

Twitter users, want to check your Klout score? https://Klout.com/EnterTwitterHandleHere

line_31.jpg

* Average score as reported by ABC.

Enjoy Freeskier on the go. Download the refined version 2.0 of our iPhone and iPad app for easy access to the latest news, photos, videos, snow reports, gear reviews, games and more.

klout_skiers_0.jpg

[fbcomments]

Upgrade Your Inbox

Don't waste time seeking out the best skiing content; we'll send it all right to you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *