Has Reaching Out to Influencers Gone Too Far?

Edited for clarity
I made a silly vine to showcase how infantile some of the techniques people are using to mock influencers really are (hopefully +Mark Traphagen​ won't mind me pulling him into this... ;D) for the sake of the example. 

I think it's worth a conversation about how far people go sometimes to #LinkBait . Irrelevance combined with an influencer mention = linkbait equivalent to what some call blackhat seo. When considering a plus mention or other sort of social mention I think it's important to do so with the utmost amount of class - even when simply alluding to someone or their idea.

I don't believe that it's either necessary or expedient to pull someone down to lift one's self up. I've been seeing a bit of a trend toward this lately and I'd be remiss if I saw it and didn't express my disfavor for this kind of attachment-notoriety. Speaking directly to a person or about a product or idea is perfectly acceptable and fair, so I'm not trying to persuade anyone to never call someone out when the information being presented is false or misleading.

The thing I find repugnant is the sort of backbiting that goes on in the wink of some cleverly composed phrases or hashtags which are strewn together to market to a specific tribe - all while drawing upon past discussions yet never directly mentioning those whom are being targeted.

I call that #CowardlyMarketing .

#SocialNetworkingProblems #influencers #Marketing101 #TheIrony

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