The Week in Social: Macho Publisher Seeks Slave, #TateHate and the Big 2012 Round Ups

Feeling reflective? The Holy Trinity of Social are as Facebook, Twitter and Google all treat us to their 2012 stats. Who would have thought that a publisher of fairly avant garde literature would be so Gordon Gekko when it comes to finding interns? And somehow Tate Modern didn’t fully realise one thing about Kraftwerk; London ist wirklich verrückt für sie.

The Big Three Review 2012

Google’s annual Zeitgeist all summed up in less than three minutes. Warning: Goosebumps and/or tears may ensue.

Twitter have their round up and allow you to do the same.

And here are Facebook’s Stories (and again a tool for you to find your Top 20 moments on Facebook)

The Tate don’t endear themselves to the Kraftwerk Krazy public…

Those wacky robots (well, whoever is still left) are coming to London next year to perform each of their albums over eight nights in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. Tickets went on sale at 7:30am on Wednesday and the site crashed. On Twitter, Tate kept telling everyone to keep phoning and not to turn up in person at the museum.

It didn’t work out very well.

[View the story “Kraftwerk frustration” on Storify]

Tate apologised yesterday, possibly relieved that the hashtag #tatehate didn’t take off…

Dalkey Archive Press seek Slave Intern

Fancy some unpaid intern work with Dalkey Archive? Read on.

The Press is looking for promising candidates [who] want to work at Dalkey Archive Press doing whatever is required of them to make the Press succeed; do not have any other commitments (personal or professional) that will interfere with their work at the Press (family obligations, writing, involvement with other organizations, degrees to be finished, holidays to be taken, weddings to attend in Rio, etc.) […] DO NOT APPLY IF ALL OF THE ABOVE DOES NOT DESCRIBE YOU.

Any of the following will be grounds for immediate dismissal during the probationary period: coming in late or leaving early without prior permission; being unavailable at night or on the weekends; failing to meet any goals; giving unsolicited advice about how to run things; taking personal phone calls during work hours; gossiping; misusing company property, including surfing the internet while at work; submission of poorly written materials; creating an atmosphere of complaint or argument; failing to respond to emails in a timely way; not showing an interest in other aspects of publishing beyond editorial; making repeated mistakes; violating company policies. DO NOT APPLY if you have a work history containing any of the above.

Unsurprisingly, the first applicant is the Gimp from Pulp Fiction. And Portnoy Publishing are not looking for interns, but if they were

(via The Daily Edge)


Enda Guinan is a consultant and trainer offering advice on social media strategy for individuals and small businesses. Get in touch to see how you can make the best use of your time and energy as you put together your social media plans.


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