445 social media gurus
12 viral marketing gurus
340 internet marketing gurus
20 new media marketing gurus
41 digital marketing gurus
68 social media stars
8112 social media marketers
2091 social media consultants
807 social media experts
931 social media strategists
576 social media agencies
79 social media ninjas
626 social media companies
271 social media marketing specialists
560 internet marketing specialists
154 internet marketing agencies
401 digital marketing agencies
206 digital marketing strategists
how deep does this navel go?
There are 15,740 social media gurus on Twitter.
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Current Music: The Faint -- The Geeks Were Right ♬
we're in good hands! or are we?
My God... It's full of douchebags!
I despise the term "ninja" for anything other than an ancient Japanese assassin.
Over the years I have learned that any meeting, or meeting participant, that includes these words or phrases in its title is going to be a frustrating, anger inducing waste of time:
Anybody who uses lmgtfy.com and obfuscates it - and only adds missing context in said passive-aggressive URL - deserves all the meetings they get.
My bad. Just randomly bonked the buttons offered by lmgtfy. Didn't even notice it had TinyURLd it.
Here, non view-hidden:
At my last company, every time a manager said 'Tiger Team', the old-guard engineers would interrupt immediately to hold up three fingers curled into a claw and say 'rawr' softly. 6 or 8 engineers doing that in unison over and over during the new CEOs first staff meeting is one of my fondest memories of that place.
I feel the same way about the phrase "Road Warrior" being used to describe any junket-hopping dot-bomb marketeer with a laptop. It is an insult to vigilante survivalist burnouts the world over.
Poor old wizards; they no longer seem to be the fantasy profession for alluding to exceptional 'madskillz'.
approximately 12/15740 add me to twitter every week.
Keeps the follower/following ratio stable, at least. Does twitter still limit that? I know they did when I signed up -- you couldn't follow something like a power of ten more people than were following you or something.
I suppose you need to be a combinatorics guru to see the flaw in the math there. Adding the numbers up like that completely discounts the possibility of social media ninja/internet marketing guru multiclasses.
There are also 596 people who claim to do SEO Optimization, some of whom have wonderful descriptions like this:
... so this particular moron has spent 15 years sitting on his backside, "optimizing the digital world". And here's me thinking you couldn't get paid for surfing for porn.
The Fortune 15 company I work for hired a couple of these people. So far the value they have brought to the table consists of tweets and yams exclaiming the need for a social media presense else the company will be left behind. They proceed to retweet and reyam their brothers and sisters saying the same thing. They celebrate when a vp tweets for the first (and last) time. Mostly hameless so far, except their salary. The damage had been convincing the envious to abandon internal email, forums, mailing lists, and other "classic" internety communication tools in favor of the tweet or blog. Wrapped in the useless shroud of a poor SharePoint implementation and an open public Internet connection they call for the demise of past and currently successful CSM and EDM systems in favor of leveraging an external cloud system that is decoupled, insecure, and without accountablity or a sustainable funding/support model.
It is as if the new IT infrastructure paradigm is based on a Miami event promotions company street team business model. God help us.
And a douchebag in a pear tree.