The 5 Ways to Become a Social Media Douchebag

Posted on February 3, 2010


And listicles. Listicles are HUUUUUUUUUGE.

Seriously, could this be any more brilliant? Particularly the “I just retweet Mashable” comment? That happens to remind me of one of my pet peeves: people who just rt stuff they themselves never bother to read, just so they look smart.

Let’s face it: nobody goes to Twitter to find 600-word articles to read. They go to Twitter to have a quick distraction from work that doesn’t take up too much mindshare, to read some jokes, to see if there are any natural disasters happening right now, and to post links to things that make them sound smart.


Now, what goes on Twitter again?

Better! You’re learning.

Related: The Janet Jackson Rule of Twitter

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