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Shooting the President of the United States

April 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

BLUF: Maria Carey, the US Secret Service, eBay, Twitter accounts, and why aren’t you doing more with Social Media today? If you don’t your competitors will.

Some dork has decided to sell his Twitter account complete with thousands of people who follow him. And people are up in arms over this. He’s selling “my friendship” on eBay. What’s a community worth? Maria Carey Touch My Body

Let’s see how do I deconstruct this in a level headed dispassionate business manner?

Get a f#$%ing life people!

These people behave as if they own his friendship. It’s the same as saying- my town owes me because it’s “my” town. Or, Maria Carey loves me because I love her! (wouldn’t that be nice!)

I am going to demonstrate my love to Jodie Foster by Shooting the President of the United States. I’ll bet that I have a whole bunch of Secret Service types looking at this blog right now. (Hee, hee; enjoy the Maria picture, boys, it’s just for you. My web analytics are going to be interesting this month ;-)

That’s the idea here- If I follow you on Twitter, Link to you on LinkedIn, Friend you on Facebook, etc, etc… Then you owe me!


OK, that was fun! Now here’s the business aspect: Engaged people take ownership. They want to be a part of the thing that has become a part of their lives. So stop thinking about writing a blog, or becoming active in social media, and all of the other Web 2.0 stuff. And start doing it!

If you’re not writing a blog or connecting with your “people” your friends, then you’re not getting it. And if you’re not getting it, chances are are competitor who does get it, will eat your lunch.

Tanks for reading,


PS: Dear Secret Service, I don’t want to shoot Mr. Bush. That would put the Great Satan, Mr. Cheney in charge, which would undoubtedly be worse for all of us.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lynette // Apr 16, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Amen for your PS! Anyone that sells their Twitter – or any other social media account – is losing me as a subscriber. If I know the account is for spamming/advertising/marketing before I join, then ok, but if you change sides afterwards, I’m droppin’ ya.

  • 2 Terry Richards // Apr 16, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Chris – pretty cool blog found you on Twitter so i guess I owe you by writing a comment :) Good work, I have a secret thing for Mariah too.

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