The top 10 ways to know you’re a social media expert

There’s a lot of truth to this humorous post.

How do you know if you’re a social media expert?

Unlike Google AdWords, there isn’t any certification for social media. There’s not a test to take that’ll tell you how good you are. There’s a low barrier to entry. Create a free account and voila! You’re on social media.

With that in mind, here are the top 10 reasons to know you’re a social media expert:

1. You have more than six social profiles: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Flickr, Foursquare.

2. You subscribe to Mashable. Bonus points if you’ve written a blog post about Mashable.

3. You have a blog. Bonus points if the blog has “social” in the title.

4. You’ve checked-in to a business via Foursquare, Facebook, and Google+.

5. You know your Klout score by heart.

6. You’ve posted on Facebook while eating dinner, waiting in line, or in a meeting.

7. You begged, borrowed, and stole to get a Google+ account.

8. You are the administrator to more than three Facebook Pages.

9. You know what #FF and #MT mean. Bonus points if you’ve made up a hashtag and used it #sarcastically.

10. You follow Chris Brogan, David Meeram Scott, or Scott Monty.

Let us know what else you’d include. Have you noticed anything you do that is a telltale sign of social media addiction, er, expertise? What else would you add?

Chad Wiebesick is the social media & interactive marketing director at PWB Marketing Communications in Ann Arbor, Mich., a B2B agency specializing in integrating digital technologies with traditional media. A version of this story first appeared on the PWB blog.

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