By Cristina Daniela of the website: Genuine Admirer
For the past few weeks, the entertainment world buzzed with news of Charlie Sheen’s fall from fame, but it seems that he is trying to pull his life back together, and give someone the chance to work in the entertainment business.
After joining Twitter and setting records in acquiring more followers within twenty four hours than had ever been accomplished prior, Charlie Sheen announced a competition to recruit a new intern to deal with his social media endeavors. Easier said than done, considering the entire world wanted the coveted job. Okay, maybe not the entire world; but those 80.000 people that made it to Round 2 sure did.
What did they have to do? Prove through a small on-line survey that they are familiar with social networking. So basically, prove that they’re not just another wannabe who doesn’t make the distinction between Twitter, Facebook and Myspace, and say why they think they deserve the job. Seems simple enough, but considering that only about 250 people made it to Round 3, the recruiting process wasn’t as easy as the questions made it seem. After all, a 12 year old can use Facebook, but it does take special skills to know how to use social networking in a productive manner.
So, let’s see, what could you get if you end up winning this internship? Money aside, because yes, it’s paid. Well, experience, for one. You’d get to work with Charlie Sheen, who despite his bout with bad luck lately, is quite an accomplished actor; and you would also get the chance to make invaluable connections in the entertainment business… Wait, how come only 80,000 people applied? I guess they were the ones that actually had the guts to do it, considering millions probably considered it.
Among the final contestants I found one familiar name – Wendy Shepherd, already experienced as a social media guru (she’s not the kind of guru that will make you sell your house and eat green, fresh grass, though) was selected as one of those 250 finalists. I prefer calling them that, considering I am quite curious as to who gets it, and I really hope they put a rush on the final selection.
Charlie Sheen has been going around talking about this internship for weeks. Throw us a bone, man! Select your intern already! I can’t take the suspense, and I didn’t even apply. But, you have to admit: The way he chose to find an intern is a bit like American Idol. You think you hate it, but in fact, you just can’t wait to see who gets the boot and who lives to see another week.
Best of luck to the final contestants, (I am a bit partial to Wendy, though) and hopefully, Charlie will get the intern that he deserves.
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