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There Are 181,000 Social Media ‘Gurus’, ‘Marketers’, ‘Mavens’ And ‘Ninjas’ On Twitter

I am not a Twitter guru. And neither are you.

Long-term readers may remember the article I wrote about this very thing a couple of years ago. As I said then:

“The term ‘guru’ has become so over-used and redundant that it’s essentially an insult. It’s up there with ‘social media maven’ and ‘internet marketing expert’ as labels that nobody should want or encourage. Putting aside that no one person can possibly ever know enough about these vast subjects to actually consider themselves worth of such a title, the terminology is so trite, and so cliched, that just hearing it being used in any kind of proactive manner physically makes you cringe.”

I stand by these observations. Unfortunately, I’m far from alone, as a recent study has revealed that there are tens of thousands of people who are happy to describe themselves as a social media ‘guru’, ‘ninja’, ‘expert’ or ‘maven’. Even worse, almost a couple of hundred like to go by ‘social media whore’.

Hey, at least they’re getting paid.

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Your Nephew Is Not A Social Media Expert

Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have rapidly integrated themselves into our everyday lives, triggering an enormous shift in how all we share information, both personally and professionally. These channels, uniquely, have empowered brands and customers alike, and, perhaps for the first time in our history, everybody has a voice.

But, much like many other times in our collective past, it isn’t always one that is equal.

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5 Scientifically Sound Ways To Get More Twitter Followers [Infographic]

Twitter isn’t a science – it’s an art. It’s the art of the conversation, the art of a professional veneer with a personal touch. But still, there are plenty of measurables on Twitter, not the least of which is follower count. If you’re looking to increase your Twitter followers (as even those who say follower count doesn’t matter usually are), check out this infographic that shows five thoroughly researched ways for getting more followers.
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I Am Not A Twitter Guru

And neither are you. Nor should you want to be.

The term ‘guru’ has become so over-used and redundant that it’s essentially an insult. It’s up there with ‘social media maven’ and ‘internet marketing expert’ as labels that nobody should want or encourage. Putting aside that no one person can possibly ever know enough about these vast subjects to actually consider themselves worth of such a title, the terminology is so trite, and so cliched, that just hearing it being used in any kind of proactive manner physically makes you cringe.

So if you’re actually describing yourself in this way it tells us two important things: one, that you almost certainly know very little, and two, that anyone who wants to know should avoid you like the plague.