Eat your heart out social media agencies

11Aug10

Clients spend millions of dollars with ad agencies claiming to be social media experts. But none of them can do what a single, pissed off flight attendant can do.

By now we’ve all heard the story of Steven Slater – the Jet Blue employee who decided not to put up with some asshole passenger and instead tell them to fuck off. But in less than 24 hours, he’s become an instant meme on Facebook.

The Steven Slater fan page already has more than 82,000 fans. Free Steven Slater has another 22,000. There’s also Steven Slater is my Hero, I Support Steven Slater, and I Hate The Motherfucker That Called Steven Slater A Motherfucker. He’s also the #1 Google search recommendation for “Steven” and was the #1 trending topic on Twitter for a while.

It just goes to show you that anyone who tells you they know what will be popular on the web is lying.

UPDATE: @shenanigansMKT, one of my favorite Twitter followers, sent me the new Steven Slater-themed t-shirt. The meme continues…

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