This is mildly interesting. Someone posted a question on LinkedIn’s Q&A section asking people to submit their top 5 overused or overhyped buzzwords. When I checked in, 49 people had responded, which is quite high response for a LinkedIn question. Keep in mind that it wasn’t a mulitple choice, it was an open ended “give me 5 buzzwords you think are overused”.
Web 2.0: 19 votes.
Social Media: 3 votes.
That’s a huge delta. What’s even more interesting: two of the three people who cited Social Media as overused bill themselves as social media experts. Maybe that echo chamber is getting a little too loud.