Yahoo! is setting the bar for who is qualified to be called a Social Media Expert and they’re putting a figure on the number of connections you need to have. Check out the list below if you qualify.
Here’s the checklist:
- 3 to 5 years editorial experience (includes blogging)
- Minimum 400 friends on Facebook
- Minimum 300 followers in Twitter
- Minimum 200 connections in LinkedIn
Looks like a reasonable criteria which means you need to be a bit popular among social media sites to qualify (I wonder why they didn’t include Friendster). If you asked me, the hardest number to achieve is LinkedIn.
Contact Ederic if you think you have the numbers.