Last week, influence measurement tool Klout announced full integration with the professional social network LinkedIn. Already measuring influence on Twitter and Facebook, the San Francisco based company claims to measure a person’s ability to drive action.

Klout is an opt-in service that rates, well, your social media clout on a scale from zero to 100.

Today, they announced that Facebook pages can apply to leverage their own Klout [story on their blog].

Some comments on Twitter ranged from the excited “It’s here!” to “LinkedIn now integrates with a high school popularity contest?” The fact is that I’ve been seeing jobs are requiring Klout measurements above certain levels, so I’m glad Klout Marketing Manager Megan Berry was nice to answer my questions. Naturally, I wanted to see their data formula (you can’t blame a guy for trying) – but she did help clear some things up.

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