The most annoying social media buzzwords
I love social media. It helps people in their work, and life, and makes the world a better place.
But the buzz words used by social media experts and hangers on - sweet screaming monkeys, they dive me crazy.
So what are the worst of the worst? The most over-used, meangingless and or annoying words and phrases?
This being a new media blog, I did of course crowdsource this question on Twitter, telling people "I'm going to blog" on the topic.
Some of your suggestions and replies:
- Social media maven
- Social media ninja
- Digital natives
- Social media influencers
- Conversation facilitators
- Deep learnings
- Authentic engagement
- "That *stupid* #ttrttpt hashtag" [this tweet relates to the previous tweet - CK]
- Crowdsourcing! [Oh very good - CK]
- "I'm going to blog". The idea that "blog" is a verb is annoying :-) [Ha, at least I don't use emoticons*, buddy - CK]
- Social graph
- "We aren't changing our policy on allowing anonymous comments" [Ho ho. Nope - CK]
- Digital assets
- Any portmanteau ending in "sphere". Blogosphere, Twittersphere, Tumblrsphere
- 'Boom' to infer success completion or agreement.
- Return on engagement
- Social mediums
Feel free to add your own examples in Comments below.
Thanks to @RupertTheBeer, @LukeGoode, @kiwieric, @aknight18, @paulq, @candace_kinser and @open2viewNZ, @josh_drummond, @aehodgkinson and @VinLew.
* I've just had words with @CalebAllison, who said in some cases an emoticon is necessary to convey additional information in the blank world of text. I can see where he's coming from. But if you, say, use a wink ;-) to convey irony, the very use of the emoticon reduces your dry wit into a pool of cheese.