Well, at least we're not calling them Gurus anymore, so that's progress.
& wtf is a Flipboard?
The Register is looking for a digital ninja the right person to manage the Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn presence of our tech news website and interact with our communities on other mobile and social platforms. The individual should live and breathe Twitter, Facebook and Reddit. They will interact with communities wherever …
...If one Donald Trump can get the job of President of the Retarded States of 'Murca, with no experience whatsoever in that job, or any like it then shirley, you lot should be asking for the same level of qualifications.
I'll do it if I can take his approach of insulting absolutely everyone. Constantly.
GIVE ME THE JOB YA DUMB SCHUCKS!!!
"She tried sending emails, but it didn't work out so well..."
Must have been the millennials at the ballot box since apparently it's worse to use an illicit mail server than all the con of a professional hustler and self-acclaimed tremendously successful business man.
I'll be honest, I don't think most people really cared about the emails. I'd tell you why things went the way they did, but I'm stumped. Unlike The Trump.
In fairness though, there was no good way to vote. $Deity knows how it got to the stage where they were the best two candidates.
Ah well, the world turns, FS17 still works fine, so I don't care.
I assume this will end up with distinct 2 types of reg content consumers.
1. Most current website visiting commentards, loathing of twitter, facebook etc. is commonly mentioned in comments.
2. New readers, following links from social media, who happily speak their branes (not a typo) to the world & do all their interaction via social media platforms rather than via the website
Hint to whoever becomes social media manager, don't bother punting many of those articles that criticize privacy issues / data slurping etc.by Twitter, Facebook et al, don't want to disrupt group 2 from their cozy bubble too much, and maybe add a "here be monsters" warning to the comments pages
.. and with those comments that's me out of the running for the job ;-)
don't want to disrupt group 2 from their cozy bubble too much, and maybe add a "here be monsters" warning to the comments pages
I've a better idea. Keep the Twattersphere and FB community wholly separate from the comments forums. All parties will be a lot happier that way, and I doubt that advertising that you *might hope* to punt at commentards would be the same that that you'd be able to get paid for via Twitter, FB and Linkededin.
I don't have a twitter account, I log into Facebook about once a month (my Mum has more "friends" than me). I did once download the Flipboard app, but deleted it a week later. And I hate Linkedin and don't use it - although come to think of it I hate Facebook more, but the family forced me to be on there.
On the plus side, I had a Google+ account for a bit, I have a proven track record of talking bollocks on these here forums, I once drank a lot of El Reg's whisky and stayed both upright and coherent until almost everyone else had left. Finally I can eat crisps at the highest level of competition, from Monster Munch to Kettle Chips, from Paprika to Hedgehog flavours, I've got the lot covered.
By rights, the job should be mine!
I think I am right for this job.
"A witty, well-read and switched-on person with a nose for news and a good, if not expert knowledge of, and interest in, technology – as well as the willingness to quickly learn where their knowledge is patchy."
Sure. Why not. I read El Reg, so I must be a switched on person, right?
"Curiosity is a key attribute of our readers and this person’s posts and engagements should show an understanding of this."
I would consider myself nosey.
"A very good understanding of what works and what doesn’t on social media is essential, and the successful candidate will be familiar with The Register’s editorial tone, which is hard hitting, irreverent and fun."
Sarky bugger = check.
Social Media doesn't 'work' per se, it just is something that people use to pretend they are important. So this shows me as understanding Social Media. I mean I barely have a twitter account, don't use facebook and have a G+. How digital am I?
"Some experience using audience engagement tools/apps."
I have used Power Point. I hates it. This counts imho.
"Forum moderation experience, and experience in making new audiences aware of website content is also a prerequisite."
I am very moderate in the El Reg forum. I have posted links...so check.
"Numerate and financially literate – you will manage a budget."
I have a bank account that doesn't use the overdraft. Check.
And how many times a day will they be contractually required to mention DevOps?
Three things I hope this doesn't encourage; more click-bait articles, articles which are mostly echoing or quoting what people have said on social media, social media users descending on the forums and turning the comment sections into another echo chamber of hate.
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I do wonder if Graham Murkett, AKA somegreybloke, might be available, for the right price?
He seems to have a good, well researched (if sometimes accidentally), grasp of many topics of interest to some or more or less other people.
Indeed, there is a very apt presentation he made a few years ago:
So not only is he topical, he is prescient.
Could you please leave my finders fee of sixty Altarian dollars behind the hot water pipes, third washroom along, Victoria Station?
Ta very muchly.
I currently work as a social moderator.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. BBC Facebook pages on fire after the fall of Bake Off. I watched Z-Listers fade into obscurity from the house of Big Brother.
I stand on the forward bow of Twitter, tirelessly guarding the innocent against the depravity of humankind, tears in my eyes as I witness life collapsing around me. I've felt the exhilaration of knowing my actions have saved countless minds from corruption and despair.
I've seen it all... felt it.
So do I get the job?
Since most of modern society seems about to disappear down the plug'ole, and we'll all be back to pre-digital life, could El Reg be the first to invest in a new form of analogue social media. Pehaps employing someone with a slate to run round all your list of 'friends' so that they can read the slate and add comments. Said runner to be paid in leaves of course.
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