I’m not, but 1916 other folks are.
This morning my interest was peaked when @msaleem and @tomob posted a link to something “douchey” . I checked it out, and came across the PRWeb article The Powerful Promoter Promotes Himself Straight to the Top of Twitter . Hmm, maybe I didn’t understand what “douchey” meant..
Evidently Matt Bacak is one of the few folks who can wear the “Social Media Guru” title we see thrown around so frequently now. He is one of the top 500 members of Facebook, and a member of the Twitter Elite. Bacak runs the site The Powerful Promoter, and obviously his status on these sites is a testament to his work.
So what’s wrong with all this? I wondered if twitter was rising up against someone who had figured out the game, someone who was doing well in a field we’re all passionate about. Then another tweet by @zaibatsu helped explain the mystery. How had Matt risen to the top? It turns out, maybe Matt doesn’t have that many friends after all..
If social media is about impact and influence, then we may need to reconsider how we measure that. Matt Bacak’s shameless self-promotion on digg doesn’t mean anything he has to say is really making an impact: it just affirms he knows the game.
Maybe he’s still the guy you want on your team if you want to win.. but is winning everything?