Imagine 100,000 People Doing The Hokey-Pokey

Head in Hands

True power in social media is derived from whether people respond to your call-to-action so if you could convince 100,000 people to do the Hokey-Pokey you would be among the most powerful people in social media.

Hell, you would be among the most powerful people anywhere…ever.

Don’t worry, I am not going to analyze the Hokey-Pokey or come up with anything more profound to say about it other than I think it had to have been developed by a parent who was desperately trying to keep his kids entertained.

Or alternatively you can blame an incompetent drill sergeant who couldn’t stomach giving his recruits another order to “drop and give me 50.”

Social Media Tricks

Did I mention this post is where your pal Jack tries out one of his old social media tricks?

The real point of this post is to let you know I got fed up with fake CommentLuv comments and moved back to Livefyre. Yeah, we switched commenting systems again but instead of using a headline about the best commenting systems for a WordPress blog I used the Hokey-Pokey bit.

That is because there are fewer Hokey-Pokey headlines than ones about the best comment systems for a blog so I figured I’d take a shot at getting some more Hokey-Pokey juice.

And because it is not as boring as some of those other headlines.

Not to mention that I have always wondered what would happen if I stood on a table in some public place and tried to start a Hokey-Pokey flash mob.

Yeah, I am a bit out there but so what.

I like me and that is good enough.

What I Hope To Accomplish

If things go as I wish and please this move will help reinvigorate the comments here and will assist my efforts to build the community. And if it doesn’t work, well we’ll try something else.

Social media is about being willing to take chances, make changes and adjust on the fly.

So put your hand in and leave a comment, but try to not shake it all about until after you hit enter because otherwise your comment may look like tigshtwugtrjwf-fjv which would be great if people knew it was really smart and wise. They might even sing your praises, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

See you in the comments section.

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  1. BetsyKCross July 8, 2013 at 2:42 am

    You’re right. Sometimes someone just has to stand up in the middle of a very quiet party, turn the radio on, and start dancing…doing what needed to be done to wake people up!
    I’ll try the Hokey Pokey next time! 🙂

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