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IMG_25581The weekend’s almost here, and for the U.S. it’s the Fourth of July weekend.

So, in honour of that and to help your weekend get off to a flier let me introduce the Social Media Drinking Game. It’s ideal for long drunken sessions or short thirst quenchers – or even both at once.

And if you’re not celebrating Independence Day this weekend – join in the fun anyway!

The rules are simple – just follow the instructions below. And remember to leave the car keys at home!

  • If you hear the phrase “echo chamber”, have a full glass of beer. You may hear this a lot and being drunk and comatose will help you get by.
  • If you’re dissed by Amanda Chapel… actually, you get nothing. This isn’t a challenge at all.
  • Every time Mashable does a Twitter story, have a shot of chilled vodka. Be prepared to get very drunk.
  • If Brian Solis writes a blog post less than 1,000 words, have some champagne. This deserves a special drink.
  • For every Twitter profile that has “guru”, “ninja”, “jedi”, “expert” or “master” in it, have a Jack Daniel’s and coke. The soft drink might just keep you going longer.
  • If someone is speaking at the equivalent of a conference a month on the same topic to the same audience, have a single malt Scotch.

Okay, these are just some to get you started. What others would you add to the cocktail?

Note – this is just a bit of fun to lead into the weekend; don’t take it too seriously. The majority of people on here I respect immensely. Happy Fourth of July!

Creative Commons License photo credit: mark sebastian

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22 Comments on "The Social Media Drinking Game"


Lindsay M. Allen
5 years 7 months ago

No, no … it was meant as a shout-out … a compliment on your impeccable taste! I love the “sophisticated beer” talk!

amymengel
5 years 7 months ago

Are we really that bad? (she said while sipping a Dixie Voodoo Blackened Lager)…

Lindsay M. Allen
5 years 7 months ago

How about these:

Every time you offhandedly mention a subject or a type of product on Twitter and are immediately followed by at least five “experts” in said subject or vendors of said product, drink a glass of non-alcoholic wine (since it's about as effective as most, if not all, of those new followers are!).

Every time you “@” an airline (other than @SouthwestAir) about a problem and expect a response, drink an airplane bottle of Jagermeister … but don't hold your breath afterward.

When @MikePilarz, @AllanSchoenberg, @ArikHanson, @SteveSchoon, @AmyMengel or @StephStad mentions a microbrew, drink a bottle of it. :) (I salute you, guys and gals!)

Danny
5 years 7 months ago

Three excellent suggestions, Lindsay (and I can definitely attest to the last one!). :)

amymengel
5 years 7 months ago

Are we really that bad? (she said while sipping a Dixie Voodoo Blackened Lager)…

Lindsay M. Allen
5 years 7 months ago

No, no … it was meant as a shout-out … a compliment on your impeccable taste! I love the “sophisticated beer” talk!

iGoByDoc
5 years 7 months ago

LOL Danny this is awesome… I just wish I would have seen it earlier today so I could have played. (how did I miss this?)

Here is on for ya: Every time you open a new follower profile and they tell you how you can get 10,000 followers in 5 days, especially when they have 14 followers, you should take a nip of some Peppermint Schnapps. Well, maybe not Schnapps for me as I had a bad episode with that many years ago… so let's just stick with a nice ice cold beer!

Love how Brogan pimped Thesis here too! I guess two gingers of beer are in order… whatever the heck you mean by that! LOL

Doc

David Spinks
5 years 7 months ago

haha looks like I'm going to be HAMMERED this weekend.

Heres one: Every time Guy posts a link to Alltop…eh you better not drink anything for that…we don't want to have anyone end up in the hospital.

nicoledefalco
5 years 7 months ago

I'm adding a new objective to my “Social Networking Strategic Plan”: be included in Danny Brown's drinking game by 7/4/2010

theindustrywire
5 years 7 months ago

Anytime you get followed by a porn spammer, drink a sex on the beach as you block them :P

Giannii
5 years 7 months ago

This is dangerous. heh

suzemuse
5 years 7 months ago

Have a shot of sambuca every time you receive an auto DM. Hic.

Chris Brogan
5 years 7 months ago

This is awesome! I'm already drunk and I just started playing. The Thesis Theme for WordPress is a great PREMIUM WordPress Theme. I highly recommend buying it once you're drunk. Click my links, though. : )

Danny
5 years 7 months ago

But of course – wouldn't be fair otherwise! And as you know, I do love Thesis as well 0 it is a great theme :)

Cheers!

Teresa Basich
5 years 7 months ago

Haha, LOVE IT! Thanks for helpin' us celebrate (in a creative way, at that), Danny. :) Have a great weekend!

Life Coach Karen
5 years 7 months ago

Very funny and creative. If I was following directions, I couldn't write this and you may not be able to read it. Question: did you start the game before or after writing this? LOL

KatJaib
5 years 7 months ago

Hysterical. Okay, I've never done this– EVER — in the history of the Katnip Awards, but I just added you in. Check it out.

http://katandtonic.blogspot.com/2009/07/katnip-...

Danny
5 years 7 months ago

And a special description to boot, as well? Ha, awesome – thanks Kat! :)

mark waterfield
5 years 7 months ago

Ouch !!!

10 out of 10 for transparency

CherylFehlberg
5 years 7 months ago

This is very funny Danny!! Love it! I'm sure everyone knows you mean it in jest. The only thing I would add – regarding twitter profiles – please include mavens!!!! ;)

Brandon Mendelson
5 years 7 months ago

Anytime Robert Scoble mentions Friendfeed, chug.

Danny Brown
5 years 7 months ago

Of course, Mr Scoble – how'd I forget? :)