I recently met a social media expert at a local gathering. To protect his identity, we will call him Ring Tailed Lemur.
Me: "What do you do?"
Ring Tailed Lemur: "I'm a social media expert."
Me: "Interesting. What sort of work do you do with social media?"
Ring Tailed Lemur: "I have lots of friends on Facebook and I tell them about my customers' products."
Me: (friendly joking) "I'm sure that makes you very popular."
Ring Tailed Lemur: (serious face) "Yes, well. I think they like it."
...long uncomfortable silence...
Put me on the hottiealarmclock and you can be any kind of expert you wanna be, dude. :)
I was actually joking. That said, lots of interesting twitter apps coming out right now that are not just another lame social thing. Interesting games, interesting ways for people to share information, essentially all like SMS on steroids. I am talking to a Twitter developer and have an idea for an app. The thing is, barriers to entry in Twitter apps are zero, less than zero, so its much more about marketing -- then again, isn't that the definition of Web 2.0 B2C?
Stephen McMahon said:Hey Alex, I've actually been looking for a good reason to build a Twitter application. I'd be interested in hearing more about it.
stephen /at/ slmcmahon /dot/ com
Alex Salkever said:You should be nice to social media consultants. After all they fuel this Facebook page building madness that gives geeks work. Frankly, I sometimes think the geeks sit around and make up ways to convince (fill in type) consultants that they need to (x) which requires coding. It's a neat trick, no? BTW, can any of you do a Twitter ap for my new social media company?
Deal. BTW - This is the outfit we are using for the HottieClock guys:
Alex Salkever said:Put me on the hottiealarmclock and you can be any kind of expert you wanna be, dude. :)