time for another Social Media Top 5. I noticed two things after compiling this: refreshingly, no mention of the financial crisis (yet), and I haven’t been making stuff up so much lately (that alright with everyone?).
- “Unofficial Top 50 Tweeples to Follow” announced, and who is NOT on the list? I am outraged and call for a boycott. I would be happy to present my Top Tweeple bona fides to an accredited independent arbiter. How could this happen (aside from my ignoring the voting process)? “Unofficial,” indeed!
Seriously, congratulations to those of you veteran Twitterers who made the list. Enjoy your filthy ill-gotten spoils. This just adds insult to injury in a week where none of my Tweets made it onto the latest “Hack the Debate.”
- One reason for my sudden drop in popularity could be my lack of sartorial sophistication. Scott Monty, director of social media at Ford, has the answer, as always— the social media rock star is practically naked without collar stays! I look forward to Scott’s future posts in this series: garters for the well-socked man, suspenders (braces for you Brits) will take over for belts, and the proper way to break in your bowler hat. Keep ’em coming, and good luck promoting those new-fangled auto-mobiles!
- Nice, thought-provoking post by Jason Bender: “People Aren’t Brands. Ever.” I disagree, but many of the arguments may be semantic in nature. Go on over; what do you think?
- Saturday Night Live Bailout Sketch gets pulled from online sites. I was entertained by the conspiracy theorists saying the sketch was pulled because it made fun of the powerful George Soros. I tend to agree with folks who think it was pulled because the “People Who Should Be Shot” were not fictional characters. That could be a legal problem I suppose.
- I am fascinated by the way people’s opinions on use of social media change. Peter Kim is one of the latest examples, changing the way he uses Twitter. Now he follows (most) everyone back. More than my agreeing with that approach, it shows that “best practices” in these new media are evolving. Make your own best practices and run with them- oh, and publish them too.