The Social Media Drinking Game

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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Danny Brown
Co-author Influence Marketing: How to Create, Manage and Measure Brand Influencers in Social Media Marketing. #1 marketing blog in world as per HubSpot. Husband. Father. Optimist. Pragmatist. Never says no to a good single malt. You can find me on Twitter - Google+ - LinkedIn.
124 comments
Lindsay M. Allen
Lindsay M. Allen

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

amymengel
amymengel

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

Lindsay M. Allen
Lindsay M. Allen

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

Lindsay M. Allen
Lindsay M. Allen

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

amymengel
amymengel

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

amymengel
amymengel

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

Danny
Danny

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

Lindsay M. Allen
Lindsay M. Allen

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!)

Lindsay M. Allen
Lindsay M. Allen

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!)

Lindsay M. Allen
Lindsay M. Allen

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!)

mdbarber
mdbarber

LOL! How did I miss this? RT @bradmays Reading: "The Social Media Drinking Game" by @DannyBrown http://bit.ly/2W7NQ3 (via @arikhanson)
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mdbarber
mdbarber

LOL! How did I miss this? RT @bradmays Reading: "The Social Media Drinking Game" by @DannyBrown http://bit.ly/2W7NQ3 (via @arikhanson)
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lindsaymallen
lindsaymallen

Added to SM drnkg gm @ http://bit.ly/2W7NQ3, incl shout-outs to @SouthwestAir, @MikePilarz, @AllanSchoenberg, @ArikHanson, @AmyMengel & more
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lindsaymallen
lindsaymallen

Added to SM drnkg gm @ http://bit.ly/2W7NQ3, incl shout-outs to @SouthwestAir, @MikePilarz, @AllanSchoenberg, @ArikHanson, @AmyMengel & more
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iGoByDoc
iGoByDoc

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

iGoByDoc
iGoByDoc

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! LOLDoc

iGoByDoc
iGoByDoc

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! LOLDoc

David Spinks
David Spinks

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.

David Spinks
David Spinks

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.

David Spinks
David Spinks

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
nicoledefalco

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

nicoledefalco
nicoledefalco

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

nicoledefalco
nicoledefalco

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
theindustrywire

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

theindustrywire
theindustrywire

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

Danny
Danny

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

amymengel
amymengel

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

Lindsay M. Allen
Lindsay M. Allen

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