Social Fresh, a website dedicated to the business of social media, recently posted 54 warning signs that you work in social media. Jason Keath (@jasonkeath on Twitter) informed readers in his post that although you may question whether or not you have this illness (his words, not mine,) running down a simple check list will help you know for sure.
One thing’s for sure, misery loves company. If you think you might have “it”, (A.K.A. “a job in social media”), I highly recommend passing this along to someone else you’re skeptical is afflicted with it as well. I know I shared a few laughs as a result. Have a great weekend!
You might work in social media if…
- Your parents keep up with your life through your Twitter feed.
- You are actually using Google+.
- You have sent a DM to someone sitting within 5 feet of you.
- It’s been years since someone mentioned news to you that you hadn’t heard already. - Derek Shanahan
- You verbally hashtag real world conversations.
- You are the mayor of something other than your home. - John Hondroulis
- You judge anyone with a hotmail email address as not so hip.
- You own a t-shirt or jewelry with your Twitter handle on it.
- You look down on anyone that does not own an iPhone.
- You get distracted easi… - Dave Delaney
- You look down on anyone that does not own an android.
- You secretly judge blackberry owners.
- You run into people you have not seen for years and they know everything about your life through Facebook, Twitter and your blog. – Inspired by DJ Waldow
- You secretly judge QR codes that are on subway ads or in airplane magazines. – Inspired by Scott Stratten
- You sign up to social networks before there is any desernable value, just to be an early adopter.
- You have reached the friend limit on Facebook.
- You know that there is a friend limit on Facebook.
- Your mom just tells her friends that you work “on the internet” – Inspired by David Spinks
- You checkin to a restaurant before actually speaking to anyone there.
- You not so secretly judge anyone following more people than are following them on Twitter.