In a typical self-congratulatory measure, idiot Steven Frischling bragged to everyone today that he was No. 7 on the list of "The 50 Most Influential Travel Related Companies Online"
posted a blog devoted entirely to thanking all the little people who made such a thing possible. Even his few remaining supporters must find this self-serving and smug.
He touchingly writes, "I feel a little bad for being ahead of Southwest, JetBlue and United. I know the folks who handle their social media ... and I know they have budgets for social media while I am just a one-man shop with a MacBook Pro and iPhone and no budget at all."
So what is this list?
This list uses the Klout.com algorithm that mathematically measures "influence," like responses and mentions on Twitter. It's an unbiased yet extremely flawed measure when you take into account someone like Frischling, who literally spends ALL day on Twitter because he has no job. He's sent out more than 38,000 Tweets, the majority of which are direct replies to other people (thus likely to get a response). The Travel Channel has sent out fewer than 4,000. Why? Because the Travel Channel is a legitimate business and uses Twitter to further its communication and reach, not because it's pathetic and needs to try to impress strangers to feel good about itself.
Well, here's a little bit news, idiot. Take a look at the rankings, you'll see you're not No. 7, nor No 9, nor No. 27. You're not on the list at all!
Check it out - here's a link to the actual list, which he omitted from his story.
Why is he gone? He's been removed from this list because Klout.com was alerted that he's a proven fraud. Not only that, he's NOT a travel company, but a stupid blogger! He even admits this in his own post! How deep are the levels of his idiocy? It truly boggles the mind.
PS Congratulations to the Travel Channel, which moved up a notch to lucky No. 7. I wonder if the Travel Channel will be sending out a press release announcing it "feels a little bad" for being ahead of Southwest, JetBlue and United...