Today is Community Manager Appreciation Day.
Yes, it’s time for another weird social media “holiday.”
Seriously, who knows or cares about this so-called holiday besides community managers? Most people don’t even know that community managers exist in their online lives. They think that crap just automatically comes out on Facebook and Twitter from brands. Given the sheer number of comments and madness on some Facebook walls, you’d be hard pressed to think they was any actual moderation there.
But community managers deserve a holiday. Hell, they deserve a whole week to be celebrated. Community managers are a special brand of psychopath who make our online experiences much better. They kill the trolls. They remove the spam. They humanize the faceless avatars.
They do all the thankless work of making the internet remotely more usable. And they do so willingly and passionately, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
This is why they’re such lovable psychopaths.
So, even though the “holiday” is contrived, say thanks to the poor person who has to read all 10,000 comments on a Facebook page. They deal with just as much craziness in their job as you do in yours.