Getting social-media savvy

I came across this ad for a social media intern on Twitter a few days ago. Ignoring the fact that it’s unpaid and in Cambodia, methinks the criteria are pretty damn tight! I wonder if they’ll find someone who fits their strict requirements, and is willing and able to get out there and support themselves for however long the internship is.

– At least 150 followers on Twitter
– At least 200 Facebook friends
– Administrator or creator of at least one Facebook group
– A blog with a Google Page Rank of 2 or higher

Yikes. 150 followers on Twitter? Nowhere near, not even close. And the majority of mine are spammers. I might go private in the near future. Seriously, I briefly logged into Twitter at work (not a total no-no, we do use social networking) and checked out my latest new followers. All of them were…erm…NSFW. I’m talking porno, with profile pics of naked body parts, etc.

200 FB friends? Nope. I’m refraining from friending anyone and everyone I know. I’m not wanting to play the popularity game. I even periodically go through and cull a few people once in awhile, usually people from high school who I have nothing to do with. I have about 10 friend requests which have been sitting for months and which I should hurry and up hit ‘ignore’ on. My Facebook profile is for people I actually care about and interact with – quality, not quantity. I can understand how more gregarious and well travelled/connected people can easily have 500+ friends, though.

I think I may possibly be an admin on ONE Facebook group (which was created for a uni project) – does that count? And a blog with Google page rank of 2 of higher? What on earth does that even mean? I am not totally SEOoblivious but I’m a bit stuck on that one. I assume it’s along the lines of showing up in the top two pages when people search for terms related to your blog?

6 thoughts on “Getting social-media savvy

  • Reply Thomas Crampton July 10, 2009 at 19:07

    We’ve had quite a few queries but are still looking! So you can throw your hat in the ring if you want. The requirements are more guidelines that strict barriers, but they certainly weed out non-social media savvy people!

    • Reply eemusings July 10, 2009 at 19:10

      Haha, good to hear! I still have another semester left at university, and definitely couldn’t finance an internship all the way in Cambodia, but I’m definitely starting to keep an eye out for post-grad opportunities – got to get in early.

  • Reply FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com July 10, 2009 at 23:58

    Google Page Ranks are how Google Ranks your page, in the sense that it ranks how important your page is on the web

    I think the max is 5.

    And if you do a lot of linking (like I do with PPP for advertisers), your Page rank drops because you’re controlling the kind of content you link to, and some of it is BS. But I dun care because I make $7-$10 a pop.

    I have around 690 followers (more than half no doubt, porn and dating sites)

    Facebooks friends I chopped from 150 down to 65 because they’re not REAL “talk to me” friends.

    Google Page rank at 3 right now

    Admin of Facebook group? Kind of pointless. My friends join ish like “DRINKING AT B-SCHOOL AND NOT DYING”… totally not what i want to moderate.

    So really? Kind of arbitrary in terms of “requirements” if you think about it, but at least they’r being open.

  • Reply Thomas Crampton July 11, 2009 at 19:54

    Actually the top google page rank is 10. You can see more about it here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PageRank

    As you mention, the idea is to make it as open as possible. This is purely merit-based.

  • Reply Frugal Dreamer July 14, 2009 at 00:54

    I have over 500 friends on facebook. And what annoys me, is if I see some of these “friends” in person – they don’t even say anything! WTF is that about.

    I am going to clean up my “friends” list right now!! Quality, not quantity is right!

    • Reply eemusings July 14, 2009 at 18:44

      Cripes, 500 friends! That’s a LOT. I have to admit there are people I know who I would try to avoid running into (like, if I was in a crappy mood, or in a rush I might pretend I didn’t see them) – but certainly no one I count among friends. True friends you should always be happy to see, methinks.

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