Kred loses all credibility when looked at closely. The new timeline seems to offer some interesting repackaging of the data that they are crunching, but for it to make sense in the particular Stowe as a tech influencer — then it has to make sense in the aggregate: namely the commmunity of tech influencers.
But if you look at the Tech page on Kred, it’s crazy. Football (soccer) games? A guy on a camel? Guitar solos on YouTube? @sorrynotsorryy — a woman whose tagline is ‘i like taking advantage of people. i hate being sober.’ — is the 6th most influential tech pundit?
I am just not buying it.
I still believe in the concept of determining topical influence, although I doubt that Kred is getting close in any sort of reliable way.
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