So, in case you hadn't heard, the Murphy-Goode Winery was having a cool contest. They were interviewing people via youtube vids for "a really goode job". The position is for a 6 month stint as a social media coordinator for the company. Why is it a "goode" job? Housing is provided, and you get payed $10,000 a month. Also, you probably get drunk a lot. Yeah... sweet.
A somewhat well-known (to geeks) tech personality by the name Martin Sargent (twitter) got into the running. So everyone posts vids and then there was voting to (presumably) whittle down the list of candidates. Martin got the most votes by a huge, huge margin. He did not get a spot in the top 50.
Now, I could bitch and moan all day about my preferred guy not winning. But that's dumb, it happens. They can pick people by whatever method they choose. It doesn't matter that Martin Sargent had a totally funny video and is basically, awesome. That's my opinion. What IS total bullshit here, is that in order to vote, you had to provide an email address.
What is the point of voting if winning the vote by an order of magnitude doesn't even get you into the top 50? There is no point... except to harvest email addresses. Murphy-Goode just got a ton of contact info. Oh sure, I'm sure they promised not to spam people, but maybe a little reminder every now and then about the social media campaign? Yeah.
Whoever came up with this job search idea is the real "social media coodrinator". Briliant way to get everyone's email addresses. If you think this is bunk, let them know how you feel.