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Holly December 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Dear Jay, you are certifiably lacking understanding in how to use the word “your”. There are three typos in your last two paragraphs of this article where you use the word “your” when you should be using “you’re” which is a contraction of the two words “you are”. The word “your” is a possessive form of you. Hope this helps.

Susan Hardiman June 12, 2012 at 9:57 am

Does anyone know the best (online) schools in the industry to become certified?
Thanks!

Kate June 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Hmm… that’s what a VP of a major communications company said about computers in the 80’s – lol

Christopher Campbell January 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I am a social media specialist and I find internet marketing and social media to be a rapid evolving area of online marketing. I do it for fun and love helping small businesses compete with large businesses who are spending $10,000 on a TV ads when small businesses are spending less marketing dollars by twitting on Twitter and gaining most of the market share.

Karen October 7, 2010 at 10:55 pm

ROFLMAO… Jay I absolutely loved your explanation… My daughter told me to look up “Social Media Specialist” and give her my opinion. Her e-mail was titled “RE: My future”. Now my daughter being who she is, probably sent that to me to “yank my chain”…. I looked it up and found you…. I cracked up royally at your definition… as it exemplifies exactly what you were describing… a bunch of BS about a bunch of BS… loved it… I think I am going to start a blog about “how to be a social media specialist” …. and all the dumasses out there will probably pay a few bucks for answers… and I could get rich… LOL… But I won’t do it… because I am not that kind of person.. ashame that there are those out there that really think this is a career…

Burak Demiral June 11, 2010 at 4:17 am

What's Certified Social Media Specialist? – http://www.relationship-economy.com/?p=6251 http://ff.im/lQOIj

Bump Media June 9, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Why no-one is a 'Social Media Specialist': http://bit.ly/aB5Y2i This article made me laugh #socialmedia

Audio Video Design May 12, 2010 at 9:59 am

Are you a "Certified Social Media Specialist"? http://www.relationship-economy.com/?p=6251

Raul Varela March 26, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Too many people calling themselves Social Media Experts. Now you can become a Certified Social Media Specialist. http://ow.ly/1rtrM

Jeremy J. Bloom December 30, 2009 at 7:30 am

Great post! RT @anthonystevens4: What is a Certified SocialMedia Specialist?… http://ow.ly/QCDR #sm

Debra Pierson December 30, 2009 at 7:15 am

RT @AnneDGallaher: What is a Certified Soc Media Specialist?. http://ow.ly/QCDR /via @SocialNetDaily @natejtaylor @jaycbee @anthonystevens4

Deb Pierson December 30, 2009 at 7:13 am

As a CEO and business owner, I am wary of anyone in the social media space claiming expertise. In my experience on Twitter, it is those who don’t seek to draw attention to themselves, who don’t actively ask for followers and who post valuable content that are the experts. Typically they are extremely humble and aren’t in the social media space specfically to sell, but to build brands (both their own and that of clients) and build relationships.

Anne Deeter Gallaher December 30, 2009 at 6:40 am

RT @jaycbee: RT @anthonystevens4: What is a Certified Social Media Specialist?… http://ow.ly/QCDR /via @SocialNetDaily @natejtaylor #sm

Ben Arnott December 30, 2009 at 6:35 am

RT @socialguide: What is a Certified Social Media Specialist?… http://ow.ly/QCDR

Vlad Hrouda December 30, 2009 at 6:25 am

RT @socialguide: What is a Certified Social Media Specialist?… http://ow.ly/QCDR

Matthew Tommasi December 30, 2009 at 6:24 am

What is a Certified Social Media Specialist?… http://ow.ly/QCDR

Jazz Baker December 30, 2009 at 6:15 am

RT @anthonystevens4: What is a Certified Social Media Specialist?… http://ow.ly/QCDR /via @SocialNetDaily @natejtaylor #sm

Sam Wallis December 30, 2009 at 5:41 am

RT @anthonystevens4: What is a Certified Social Media Specialist?… http://ow.ly/QCDR /via @SocialNetDaily @natejtaylor #sm

Marco van de Kamp December 30, 2009 at 5:25 am

RT @anthonystevens4: What is a Certified Social Media Specialist?… http://ow.ly/QCDR /via @SocialNetDaily @natejtaylor #sm

Maureen W December 30, 2009 at 5:18 am

RT @anthonystevens4: What is a Certified Social Media Specialist?… http://ow.ly/QCDR /via @SocialNetDaily @natejtaylor #sm

Patty December 2, 2009 at 6:59 pm

I would say that you have not yet done your due diligence if you only found one firm that shows a video. I had to endure an 8 week program that taught everything from what social media forums were best suited for what types of businesses, differences between various platforms, legal implications, implementing marketing/pr/social media in conjunction with your website and blogs, etc. It was a very in depth course and was taught by industry professionals, marketing professionals, PR professionals and writers alike. I thought I was pretty social media savvy prior to taking the course – but now realized that I had a lot to learn and do feel that I learned a tremendous amount from taking this course. Don’t knock everyone who claims to be a Certified Social Media Specialist. Not everyone sat and watched a video for an hour and decided to make claim to being a certified specialist. Some of us actually took classes, had to pass a final exam, and prove our worth before being allowed to get certified.

Michaele Harrington October 31, 2009 at 6:49 am

Hi Everyone,

I just watched an awesome webinar this week and I do believe you can own the title of ‘Certified Social Media Specialist’ here:
http://www.ismaconnects.org/events/event_details.asp?id=78162

Great to see someone like Mari Smith setting incredible benchmarks and bringing high standards to the certification arena.

Cheers,

Michaele

Lisa Lomas September 28, 2009 at 4:30 am

A bench mark needs to be set in any industry, we are venturing into a bit of an unknown. If the standards are high, if it takes mentoring, indepth study along with the right study aids, then I say Certification is the right way to go. I note some trainings only offer one dimension, I believe you would need a indepth course. I did one and I have been very grateful to what it taught me.

personified (Shauna) September 22, 2009 at 8:38 pm

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What’s a ‘Certified Social Media Specialist’? [link to post] via @Sharonhayes

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blueturfradio (Cliff Marks) September 22, 2009 at 8:33 pm

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RT @SharonHayes: What’s a “Certified Social Media Specialist”? [link to post]

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mrsnatalie (Natalie) September 22, 2009 at 8:33 pm

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Love:What’s a “Certified Social Media Specialist”? [link to post] (via @SharonHayes)

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magisterrex (magisterrex - Dan) September 22, 2009 at 8:31 pm

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Sure a lot of Twitter bios that say they are! RT @SharonHayes: What’s a “Certified Social Media Specialist”? [link to post]

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sharonhayes (Sharon Hayes) September 22, 2009 at 8:12 pm

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TeriLussier (Teri Lussier) September 22, 2009 at 8:39 pm

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@SharonHayes What’s a “Certified Social Media Specialist”? [link to post]// My daddy woulda called that a bullshit artist.

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b3buy (Business 3.0 Corp.) September 22, 2009 at 12:58 pm

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What’s A “Certified Social Media Specialist”? [link to post] The other day I was going through my Google Alerts and found one ..

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karlyeh721 (Karl Yeh) September 22, 2009 at 10:00 am

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I am not quite sure if there are any around. What’s A “Certified Social Media Specialist”? [link to post]

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AllThingsM (AllThingsM) September 22, 2009 at 9:19 am

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