Klouchebag is a new site that rates your Twitter douchiness level. Created in response to the influence-measuring website Klout, Klouchebag will measure how much of an a--hat you are on Twitter, according to a description on its homepage.
Klout came out in September 2009, and is aimed at rating your influence on social media and across the Internet. It has proven useful for PR professionals, media types and others concerned about their online image, but it has also been seen as a joke for many others who are annoyed when people mention their Klout Score, or when they receive yet another invitation to join the site.
As such, the creative mind of Tom Scott set to work on a new site called Klouchebag (a combination, obviously, of the words Klout and douchebag.) The website, which recently launched, allows you to determine how much of an a--hat you are on Twitter simply by typing in your username.
Scott also explains how he made it in a Q&A section on the site:
This was coded in a few hours' frenzy after getting the idea, and there are almost certainly bugs, the site states.
But it is still a great source of infotainment, as evidenced by the hilarious rating system, which the site explains as follows.
Klouchebag uses the ARSE rating system. Anger: profanity and rage. Retweets: please RTs, no or constant retweeting, and old-style. Social Apps: every useless checkin on foursquare or its horrible brethren. And English Usage: if you use EXCLAMATION MARKS OMG!!! or no capitals at all, this'll be quite high.
After analyzing all of your tweets using the ARSE system, you will be assigned a Klouchebag rating. Consisting of both a number between zero and 100, the higher your score the more of a Klouchebag you are.
For instance, a score of 29 got @morningmoneyben a rating of mostly alright. And a score of 51 got @ShaunaReporter a rating of bit of a douchebag. But @HunterMoore notched a score of 63, earning a rating of facepalm central.
Don't use Klouchebag if you're overly sensitive, as it will have no mercy, and certainly has no shame. It's not a science after all, as the Q&A points out:
Don't take it personally. This is about as scientific as Klout's own measurements -- which is to say, it's pretty much a crap-shoot. You're probably a lovely person. Although you might want to cut down on the swearing a bit.