Media, you don’t know Paul Johnson. You only think you know him.

Pity the poor genius.

“The media has an image of you, and they want to portray that image – so that’s what they are going to portray,” Johnson said. “They paint you a certain way, and that’s the way they want to portray you. I’ve never worried much about it, because the people I know, (they) know me. But Twitter gives you a chance to control your message a little bit.”

He’s never worried about it, but he’s going to start tweeting to get his real side out there.  I can’t wait for some ass to get on his nerves and spark a public Twit snit.

Prediction:  somebody at Georgia Tech is going to realize that hiring a “Social Media guy” is a smart idea real, real soon.

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23 responses to “Media, you don’t know Paul Johnson. You only think you know him.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Poor misunderstood Paul the Johnson. He’s really a big cuddly teddy bear when you get to know him.

  2. hey to goober

    There are probably plenty of kids on that campus that can help with the technology part of the social media campaign. It’s the “social” part where they will struggle. Where does a kid a Tech learn social skills?

    • Just Chuck (The Other One)

      Not sure anyone on that campus would even be helpful with the technology. Had a member of their psychology department tell me several years ago that the campus was the world’s worst computing environment. They all consider themselves to be computer geniuses and they all write their own software. Result: Nothing’s compatible with anything else.

  3. Smitty

    All you have to do is watch him on the sideline to know he’s an ass on and off the field.

    • charlottedawg

      Still remember a game where the camera panned over to him talking to a player as said player was coming off the field and you clearly heard/saw the Genius yell at the guy “Are you an idiot?!?!?!?”

      • Smitty

        Charlottedawg I know the one you are talking about. It was tech vs Miami. I think everyone in the world caught him doing that!

  4. Scorpio Jones, III

    One thing is fer sure, there won’t be any shortage of vanity metrics in the Paul Johnson social media plan.

  5. No One Knows You're a Dawg

    A couple of weeks ago, Steak Shapiro said on 790 the Zone (“Flagship Station of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets”) that Paul Johnson was “insufferable.” Guess Paul is just continuing the Tech athletic department’s tradition of being awful at media relations.

  6. Dog in Fla

    What Paul’s twitter campaign would be like if he were Rumsfeld

    What the remainder of Paul’s social media campaign would be like if he were a State:

    “Stupid Mississippi, Don’t you know we are not on Agenda 21 anymore? We are up to version Agenda 24.2, with new built in social networking features and a faster boot. Remember to share our bloodthirsty quest for world domination with your facebook friends!” Sean Falvey • Top Commenter • Long Beach, California

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/mississippi-agenda-21-032513

  7. heyberto

    Thank god for Twitter

  8. watcher16

    He better be careful if he wants people to rely on what they see attributed to his Twitter account:

    http://www.leatherhelmetblog.com/2013-articles/march/pimp-my-tweets.html

  9. Narcissistic genius is ingeniously narcissistic.