Twankers Social Media A Modern Day Fairy Tale

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This is a modern day fairy tale about how the Internet has evolved; how the digital industry has grown up and how Social Media is changing everything. We also provide (in our opinion) a glimpse of the future. If you work in social media, in digital, or in a business that incorporates social media into their communications...you might enjoy it.

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Twankers Social Media A Modern Day Fairy Tale

  1. 1. @TwankersUK http://twankers.co.uk Social Media A Modern Day Fairy Tale Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  2. 2. Once upon a time... ...not so long ago... “The Internet” There was a far away land called Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  3. 3. It was a happy place... Happy Place The people who lived there were called “Geeks” Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  4. 4. The “Geeks” used to spend hours on their computers... ...and consume lots of fizzy pop and crisps (that’d be “Chips” in yankee doodle dandy speak) Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  5. 5. They were very easy to spot They had very large heads, to protect their very large brains They were very shy, but always smiling They were also very, very clever. Oh yes! Very bloody clever. Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  6. 6. Then one day, “Big Business” got wind of the “The Internet” Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  7. 7. “Big Business” wasn’t nice. It was very serious and interested in one thing. Gold! Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  8. 8. “Big Business” people were also very easy to spot. They wore suits, talked louder than necessary, were greedy and told fibs...big fibs! You could always tell when they were fibbing...their lips moved Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  9. 9. They liked the look of “The Internet” And driven by greed they moved in...en masse Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  10. 10. “Shit & Bugger!” Shit & Bugger! The “Geeks” said. “All our techie fun is about to be spoilt”. But remember... Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  11. 11. ...they were very clever. They struck a deal with “Big Business” (There were press releases and everything!) Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  12. 12. “Big Business”, now dangerously armed with a little bit of information Bu y ou rs tu ff! ! ...introduced “Marketing” to “The Internet” Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  13. 13. The “Geeks” buggered off underground with all their gold... ...and discovered Sex! Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  14. 14. “Marketing” became the dominant force. For many years “The Internet” was flooded with false expectations Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  15. 15. ...then something happened. A new breed appeared. The offspring of the “Geeks” had grown up. Surprisingly, they were very sexy. They called themselves “Gurus” Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  16. 16. The “Gurus” had created a new district of “The Internet” They called it “Social Media” How cool is that! Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  17. 17. “Social Media” brought the fun and sharing back to the people Everyone could join in. Even the aloof and up their own arse, celebrities went there...mainly to boost their egos. Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  18. 18. “Social Media” thrived. It was party time! “Woo get down!” They said A new interactive culture was created Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  19. 19. “Big Business” was scared and confused “Marketing” became a diminishing force, it was being replaced by honest opinion Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  20. 20. To their credit “Big Business” tried to understand “Social Media” But regularly f*cked it up in a big way ...they just couldn’t stop “Marketing”! Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  21. 21. They needed to understand “Social Media” better BES T DEC BY 200 9 So they tempted some of the “Gurus” with gold....fool’s gold. Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  22. 22. Some of the “Gurus” succumbed to temptation. You know who you are! Insert your face above These became known as “Twankers” Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  23. 23. The “Twankers” got a little carried away with all the hype and lost touch with the reality. n tca mp Fancy Fan Pagessmw # asur eme #sm Heap wldn # me Big Re e Alerts Twee ts oogl U mG They talked all day and night about social media and genuinely believed their own bullshit... Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  24. 24. TIME OUT • This takes us up to the present day • February 2010 • What follows is a glimpse of the future • If you’re a Twanker • Hold tight • Don’t be scared • If you’ve been involved to have websites black copious amounts of money in SEO (i.e. charging listed by Google) you may have a feeling of deja vu. • Here we go... Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  25. 25. “Big Business” bled the “Twankers’” knowledge dry. They were blissfully unaware, and continued to party in the only way they knew how. (i.e. not knowing their limits and peaking too early.) Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  26. 26. It wasn’t long before “Big Business” became “Social Media” savvy What’s the hash tag for today’s social media conference? Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  27. 27. They disregarded the “Twankers” :-( The “Twankers” felt used and a little bit silly. Why hadn’t they seen this coming? Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  28. 28. “Big Business” realised “Marketing” was no longer the holy grail. ...they became more personable, trying new “word of mouth” tactics Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  29. 29. But, some businesses didn’t quite manage it well enough #FAIL They joined the “Twankers” in a new place... Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  30. 30. Where they spent hours... ...fabricating their overly exaggerated CVs Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  31. 31. Some were offered new jobs for less money.... ...they got over it, eventually. And went back to work. Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  32. 32. “The Internet” became a happy place to live again. ...even diet, personal hygiene and fashion sense improved. Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  33. 33. The “Geeks”, “Big Business”, “Gurus” & “Twankers” ...all lived happily ever after... ...even though there were very few women. Tuesday, 16 February 2010
  34. 34. @TwankersUK http://twankers.co.uk Social Media A Modern Day Fairy Tale Tuesday, 16 February 2010

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