Remember years ago when people were vaguely concerned that a single overarching social media "score" might define your status and self-worth in the real world? Klout announced it's officially shutting down, VentureBeat notes., and on Thursday,
I will admit I had forgotten that Klout existed, and so I apologize if it was important to you. The last time I even thought about Klout was when I watchedthat explored the Klout idea taken to such an extreme that all of society revolved around it.
It's not as far-fetched as all that: By 2020,to give all of its 1.4 billion citizens a personal "social credit" score, based on how they behave.