Social Media Masshole: is this not the guy who aims to win with volume?
You tell me. I say it is. The masshole is the guy who does not interact with you, does as little as possible for you – but strives to attract masses of followers, circlers, subscribers, etc. for his social network accounts. He understands that he will never be regarded for bettering this world or mankind in any substantial way; that’s fine, he would simply like to have a great big following – that would make it seem like he must be someone big and important.
What is okay about this?
Circle Me (thanks, John). Circle me lots.
Oh, and circle my brand/company page as well (in Google+). While you’re at it, please like my Facebook fanpage and subscribe to my Facebook updates.
What is okay about this, as well?
(Okay, I do, on occassion, check to see how I’m “doing,” and try to assess whether I’m even noticed much.)
There are Massholes and there is assholery.
Once again, assholery can mean different things to different people. As always, I’d very much like to know what you would deem to be assholery.
In social media, the public call-out/accusation is probably a valid example of assholery. I do it like this:
Do you have a Masshole story to share?
Mine is here: Triberr and the no reach-around diva blogger. What is your stance on:
- contrived internal linking?
- #hashtag spam?
- blow-hards who talk over you in Google+ Hangouts?
- numbskulls attempting to extract money from noobs by flogging help (that they were recently treated to au gratis) to those with more money than brains?
- know-it-all jackasses who have no qualms whatsoever about publicly calling people out for douchebaggery?
Am I missing anything? Surely, I am.
Send your screenshots, stories and links to email@example.com and be sure to let me know how I can credit you in the obligatory follow-up article: More on Massholes.