Back in August last year I wrote about my fears that we are facing a trust crisis in the social media space.
Iâ€™ve been disconnected from the United States since that time, so this post applies primarily to Australia. But given Australiaâ€™s ability to follow the trends out of the States, Iâ€™d bet that this might apply there as well.
In August, I wrote that â€œthe label social media expert is being used by all and sundry just because they have used Twitter, or started a blog, or at the extreme, have a Facebook account.â€ I further discussed that this proliferation would in itself undermine social media because those that have no experience in the field would be preaching to those that want to know more, while those with the real experience were too busy using their knowledge to make a non-speaking living.
Iâ€™m sad to report that in March 2010, the crisis is here.
LOL, I have written about this exact same phenomenon here in the States in this post http://billcrosby.com/socialmedia/is-anyone-making-money-in-social-media-i-sa…