The Onion Makes Fun of an Atlanta Social Media Rock Star

This is the first The Onion post I’ve ever linked to, and damn, if it isn’t a great one. Titled “Social Media Rock Star Makes $28,000 Per Year,” it’s chock-full of awesome one-liners and non sequiturs:

Sources confirmed that Wasserman, who is paid $13 per hour and is not eligible for overtime, appears regularly on the FavStar daily leaderboard and is frequently featured in “Must Follow” lists from the Huffington Post, CNN, andTIME. Influential Twitter users such as musician Questlove, actress Olivia Wilde, Mashable founder Pete Cashmore, and NBA star Blake Griffin also follow Wasserman’s tweets, which the high-profile social media icon reportedly writes on the iPhone his parents bought him and still keep on their family plan.

Moreover, experts say the swift ascent of the 28-year-old entry-level employee into the upper echelons of internet superstardom is showing no signs of slowing down.

I wonder why they chose to pick on an Atlanta suburbanite. Anyway, you have to click through the article to watch the video. HILARIOUS.


(Oddly, the Twitter account in the article is one that belongs to Erika of Chicago).