Everyone knows someone who posts inspirational quotes to Facebook all day, or name drops incessantly on Path or uses dumb and arbitrary hashtags on Twitter. #hashtags #on #Twitter
No one is immune, and in fact, Silicon Valley, being the rarefied echo chamber that it is, seems to constantly encourage these sorts of self-parody, self-aware or not (it’s not always clear). Perhaps one of the most abused of these tropes is “Programmers, Bloggers and Investors Rapping”; some have pulled it off, and some haven’t, but either way, it’s uncanny how much we do it.
Also here’s another observation: Most of the time, the only reason reporters post these
marketing vehicles things is they’re hoping every investor who sent them this/in the video becomes a source.