Bermuda’s April 2015 Social Media Rankings

April 10, 2015

[Written by Don Burgess]

Many users saw their Klout scores reach unheard of numbers last week. Some people in Bermuda saw their Klout score reach 364.

But the joke was on us — Lithium, which bought Klout in 2014 — was pulling an April Fool’s prank to give us all a laugh. The perks for such a having such a high score were funny too. The mythical rewards included a one-way ticket to Mars, lunch with Elvis’ ghost at Graceland and learn how to speak with penguins.

Katy Keim, CMO of Lithium and Klout, had a tongue-in-cheek response to the absurdly high scores.

“People don’t want accuracy when it comes to their digital lives,” she said in a press release “Everyone wants to be more witty, more appealing, and more fun. Everyone wants to be the life of the party whether at a nightclub or a book club. In short, everyone wants to be a successful hip-hop star: loud, lovable, stylish, and with a gorgeous posse–and all with just a little bit of provocation.

“The new Klout reflects this cultural shift. Prolific selfies are now a surefire way to add 100 points — we’re still working on whether ‘duck face’ increases or decreases the score. The new Klout reflects that healthy narcissism and the cultural Zeitgeist that spawned the selfie stick. The more you believe you are important, the more the Klout score delivers.”

No big changes in the Bermuda Top 50 Klout scores, although it is the first time there are 12 scores with 70 or more. FOX Commentator and former WWE champ John Layfield remains number one followed by singer-songwriters Collie Buddz and Heather Nova.

All scores were recorded between April 1-3, 2015.

Klout attempts to quantify a person or business social media influence through a variety of platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, among others. The scores run from one to 100 with 40 being average.
You can check your Klout score at www.klout.com.

If you have a Klout score of 61 or higher and were not on this list, please e-mail him at dburgesspb@gmail.com or Tweet him @DonBermuda.

  • 1. John Layfield 86
  • 2. Heather Nova 79
  • 2. Collie Buddz 79
  • 4. Shari-Lynn Pringle 74
  • 5. Carla Zuill 73
  • 5. Bernews 73
  • 7. Bermuda Tourism 72
  • 8. Don Burgess 71
  • 9. Chris Famous 70
  • 9. Jefferson Sousa 70
  • 9. Clare O’Connor 70
  • 9. Jamel Hardtman 70
  • 13. Michael Dunkley 69
  • 13. Cherri Smith-Jones 69
  • 13. Mike Hind 69
  • 16. Kristin White 68
  • 16. Diallo Rabain 68
  • 18. Kennette Burgess 67
  • 18. Jason Sukdeo 67
  • 20. Dejon Simons 66
  • 20. PowerGirl Trina 66
  • 20. Tony Brannon 66
  • 20. Patrick Caton 66
  • 20. Marc Boden 66
  • 20. Janson Cross 66
  • 20. Karriem Sharrieff 66
  • 27. Lou Matthews 64
  • 27. Laurel Burns 64
  • 27. Clifton Webb 64
  • 27. Glenn Jones 64
  • 27. We Are Bermuda 64
  • 27. David LaHuta 64
  • 27. Emily Ross 64
  • 27. Susan Thomas 64
  • 27. Fairmont Southampton 64
  • 36. Hannah Collins 63
  • 36. Coral Wells 63
  • 38. Bermemes 62
  • 38. Charles Doyle 62
  • 38. Bermudian Magazine 62
  • 38. Bobbi Singh 62
  • 38. Ledrew Fox 62
  • 38. Nothing to do in BDA 62
  • 44. Fairmont Hamilton 61
  • 44. Husayn Symonds 61
  • 44. Carly Lodge 61
  • 44. Jonathan Tankard 61
  • 44. DJ Rusty G 61
  • 44. Kimberley Hines 61
  • 44. Jeremy Deacon 61
  • 44. Jon Legere 61
  • 44. The Royal Gazette 61

Don Burgess is the former deputy editor of the Bermuda Sun newspaper who has a strong interest in social media.

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  1. Jeremy Deacon says:

    Hey! Not fair – my Klout score today is 62!