Just for fun, I will divert from technical blogging to celebrate the end of 2010 with a bit of humor.
I've done some cleanup today on my main twitter account because of huge amounts of spam on my timeline. While removing accounts I came accross a very interesting pattern of keywords that used to show up on these spammer accounts descriptions.
Some of them are absolutely ludicrous, such as the infopreneur, the business ninja or the mentalist. I tend to believe that people who put that in their descriptions are either the next generation of web 2.0 egomaniac crooks or totally desperate cases.
Father of 5, marketeer, strategist and world-known syndicator. Marketing coach and success mentor.
I've had to laugh and take the time to look at the profile of a 14 years old entrepreneur. Do these guys use a description generator?
risible sad to see how a word has become mutilated by a generation of people enslaved by social media. An entrepreneur, to quote wikipedia, is in its original sense "one who undertakes an enterprise, especially a contractor, acting as intermediatory between capital and labour". There's a big difference between undertaking an enterprise and having a robot post automated links on your twitter stream, making a page with a youtube video where you explain how to do business and how you sit at home and make 1000$ a week. Still the same kind of crap you could find in your local newspaper or on the Reader's Digest, but 2.0 enabled.
Rants aside, here's the list. Some of these words can (and often are) combined together. Enjoy!
So dear blog followers, I end this note and wish you all in advance a very happy and successful New Year 2011!
P.S. : I've got the GFS rotation working smoothly for a month now. I will post an update sometime in January about the solution, time permitting 🙂