In May 09 when we first used Tweepsearch to count of the Twitter bios of self-proclaimed social media gurus, experts, superstars and ninjas there were 4,487. A mere seven months later, we were shocked to see that there are now nearly 16.000. They are multiplying like rabbits.
Here’s a breakout of the 15,740 self-proclaimed social media gurus we discovered in our most recent search:
As your company or agency scrambles to get up to speed on social media, it is wise to remember that “guru” is something someone else calls you. The consultants others are likely to call gurus:
- bring experience to the table;
- sell solutions, not formulas;
- don’t promise that social media will provide a quick fix for your bottom line.
YouTube – The social media guru