Online Reputation: Out with Klout
Forget Klout. Firstly, it’s nonsense, secondly, there’s now a humourous alternative: Klouchebag. It was invented by Tom Scott, who says: “I got annoyed with the fuss around Klout, the horrible social-game that assigns you a score based on how ‘influential’ you are online. This is the result.”
Of course we had to test it out on Slattery Communications’ staff….
Top dog of the Sports division, James Wynne is “a bit of a douchebag”, with a score of 56. Our head of digital, Steve Dempsey gets a score of 30 and is “a bit of a prat.” While top of the Slattery Communications pile is Grace O’Reilly, who Klouchebag tells us is “mostly alright”. A ringing endorsement, if ever we’ve heard one. We’ll definitely be playing with Klouchebag this week.
Allianz Hurling League Final To Deliver The Goods
The Allianz hurling league has consistently delivered top class finals over the years and Semple Stadium never fails to deliver that special kind of atmosphere that somehow doesn’t translate in large modern stadia. This Sunday we’re heading down to Thurles where Cork and Kilkenny will challenge for the Division 1 Cup with Cork looking to win their first league since 1998 and Kilkenny theirs since 2009. We’ve our fingers crossed for sunshine and are predicting some lovely hurling!
Ulster & Leinster Fans Taken To Cleaners By Planes Trains and Automobiles
According to the Irish Independent Leinster and Ulster fans who’ve yet to finalise their travel arrangements to London for the Heineken Cup final next month have left it too late with airlines and ferries jacking their prices up after the weekend.
I just checked return Dublin – Heathrow flights leaving 0850hrs Saturday morning and departing 2000hrs on Sunday which came in at a staggering €646.98!
Let’s hope there are plenty of ATM’s on the way!