A friend sent me a link to this video yesterday entitled Stuff Social Media People Never Say. It made my day and I’m pretty sure it’s going to make yours, too.
For those of us who are immersed in the digital space, it’s easy to forget that a large percentage of our family and friends, not to mention our clients, often have no flipping idea what we’re talking about – on any given day. The world we live in has a language all its own, filled with things like @messages and DMs and Hangouts and Scoops and Pins. Nodding, aren’t you? Well, it’s confirmed, you’re a geek. As if there was really ever any doubt.
Without further ado, here you go. Note that after the jump I’ve jotted down some of my favorites, just so you won’t have any trouble remembering them.
“So, I would say that Friendster is one of the most effective marketing tools.”
“No, I don’t think we need WiFi in here” (Seriously. Who would ever say that?)
“Ohhhhh, I love CAPTCHAs”
“Who’s Mark Zuckerberg?”
“Do you know how to get my client on FourSquare?”
“Where’s this plug in?”
“The Mommy Blogger! An uptapped audience!”
“Do you know if a laptop comes with Google?”
“Does anyone know how to install Internet Explorer? I really need it.”
“I just hit 50,000 unread emails in my inbox!”
“I miss MySpace!”
“Huffington Post …… Okay great. I will have my client give you a call right away (what’s that?)”
“Bill Gates wasn’t THAT influential.”
“No, no, no no! Make sure ALL that traffic goes straight to our LiveJournal.”
“Steve Ballmer is a true visionary!”
“Okay. Thanks for cc’ing me on all those emails!”
“Do you know who Robert Scoble is? I can’t figure it out.”
“Can I get Facebook updates on my pager?”
“Oh no! I have too many Twitter followers!”
“Do you know I’m the mayor of this bathroom on FourSquare?”
“Oh yeah. I found that error message really helpful!”
“Who is Mark Zuckerberg?” (worthy of a double mention)
And the number one thing that social media people say all the time:
Please DO NOT share this!
Seriously. You know you laughed at this just as much as I did. Thanks to my goofy PR buddy Robb Yagmin from PS Public Relations for always being on the lookout for things that will make me laugh. And kudos to GregoryFCAfor creating the video — it was awesome!
Oh, and because I’m really nerdy, when I published this post at 9:40 am this morning, the video had 418 views. Let’s see how we can rock that baby!