The Social Media Puto Crashes the Gates of WLRN After He Was Not Invited to their Social Media Party (video)


The fallout over the WLRN brainstorming session to which the Social Media Puto was not invited spilled over onto his Facebook page where several of his friends also complained of not being invited.

Even Alex De Carvalho, considered by many to be the reigning Social Media King of South Florida, said he was not invited as well as Michelle Catin, who sits on the board of Social Media Club South Florida.

Aubrey Swanson, social media coordinator at Kaufman Rossin, was also heartbroken she was not invited.

Meanwhile, the Social Media Puto has confirmed that WLRN provided free pizza, wine and little schwag bags to those privileged attendees.

Blanca Mejia even got to take home a bottle of wine, indicating that most of the attendees were not pounding the wine as hard as the Social Media Puto would have.

Lori Todd, who organized the schwag bash, said they wanted to keep it small to maintain a serious discussion about the future of WLRN’s Under the Sun Social Media Endeavors.

Hey guys, I know that a lot of this is tongue-in-cheek but I realize there’s a reason you spent the time to write a post about it. I wanted to clarify a few things, since I’ve been taking care of Under the Sun’s social media efforts since J…anuary and last night’s event was my production. We’re a tiny team of WLRN employees and non-employees who volunteer time to produce this original place-based radio segment. We really want to transform our show into something that truly is interactive and different. We wanted to invite a small group of people to really have a conversation of where we should take things. We invited all those who responded to our invitational tweet. We’ll be doing more of these and would like to extend an invite to all of you – please email me at lori@wlrnunderthesun.org if you want to come next time. Please note we’ll also be having more meetups/social media events in the future.

On Friday, the day after their little hobnob, the Social Media Puto crashed the gates of WLRN to demand to know why he wasn’t invited. He managed to get video footage from the sacred halls of WLRN, including the secluded room where the party took place to show the rest of the rejects what they missed, before he was kicked out.

  1. #1 by Meltzer on April 2, 2011 - 2:56 pm

    You’re really taking the time to bash a PUBLIC TELEVISION STATION? I mean, this isn’t come corporate, big money place that throws lavish parties for people to help them make even more money. This is a perpetually cash-strapped TV station that has to take entire broadcast days to televise fund raisers.

    This is like complaining that the poor kid didn’t bring enough cookies to share with the whole class.

  2. #2 by Magic City Mama on April 2, 2011 - 4:31 pm

    So they tweeted an invite; you didn’t respond (for whatever reason…do you even follow them?); then you trespassed on their property to complain about not getting freebies- namely pizza, wine and an ugly tote bag?

    Tremendo papelazo. Que pena!

  3. #3 by The Social Media Puto on April 2, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    Tremendo puto, not papelazo!

  4. #4 by enhager on April 2, 2011 - 7:19 pm

    This is the best coverage, not to mention the youngest viewers, public TV will ever get. Thanks SMP for letting us know a little more about where our tax dollars are going.

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