This is to all of those Tweeps out there that I see asking for +Ks. I am going to bust a common misconception… Receiving +K does NOT increase your Klout score.
Here is a great article explaining +K in which they actually interview Klout’s marketing manager: http://mommyofamonster.com/2011/06/klout-what-is-k-and-how-does-it-work.html
I’ll quote from it: “It currently does not change your Klout score, but our team of scientists are looking at the data we get from it to determine if we should add it in (and how) in the future. ”
Receiving +K does not help with your Klout score, though it might at some point in the future.
+K does help determine what topics you are ranked as influential in, and the topics you are influential in can help determine if you qualify for Klout perks (many of which are US only).
Basically, giving out +K can be a fun way to give a Twitter shout out to someone…. but it’s doesn’t really have much practical application for the moment.