10 Reasons Why Ducks Just Don’t Get Social Media

Ducks are interesting creatures, they just hang out at the same pond every day just being ducks. They don’t have laptops or an iPhone. They have no idea what Google is and they haven’t heard of Facebook or Twitter. Friending another duck ( or drake.. depending on your preference) is more to do with making ducklings than counting their latest friend count on Facebook. Tweeting to them, is for the birds. Their social circle is just the same gang day in day out with no motivation for extending their duck network of influence.

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They don’t want to get to know ducks on the other side of the world or go to conferences about how to quack better and faster. In fact ducks just don’t care about anything that we humans seem to be fascinated by such as the latest gadget, iPhone app or Twitter followers.

YouTube might be interesting to a duck if it provided online tutorials on how to fly lower and faster during the hunting season and how to get to a safe haven like Bermuda, but maybe not. Generally they just want to paddle from one side of the pond to the other to get a piece of bread from their latest favourite human friend.

Blogging is tough for a duck as being a thought leader just isn’t going to cut it in duckland. Ducks are more interested in preening than blogging.  LinkedIn just doesn’t provide a duck with enough reasons to connect, as ducks are not interested in networking as it just seems to be so much work.

So… Why don’t ducks get social media?

  1. It’s nearly impossible to type with webbed feet
  2. Computers just don’t like water
  3. Broadband access isn’t available in ponds.. yet!
  4. Frankly, it all seems to be so much hard work maintaining all those updates
  5. Quacking comes naturally, tweeting is for other birds
  6. Blogging each night is just too much with ducklings to feed
  7. Stumbleupon is more to do with a slippery pond
  8. Delicious sounds like  a good worm treat
  9. Blogging is just too confusing
  10. Social media mobile apps for ducks just aren’t popular, so no one is developing them

What has this story to do with social media?.. nothing, but ducks can show us a thing or two about just taking each minute, each hour and each day as it comes. As an ancient book said

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Have a great day. Ducks know how to do that. Do you?


  • http://seanseo.com Australia SEO

    Great Duck Concept!! This would be really a unique and a special treat for every one! If the concept is understood properly, can have a happy Duck Life!!

  • Heath

    Should a duck get worried if a friend had a 4square update “I’m at the Golden Dragon Restaurant, peeking into the kitchen.”

  • http://karenmbrand.wordpress.com Karen Brand

    Is it possible that the ducks have ‘beak envy’ for the Twitter bird?

  • http://blog.thecroc.com Croc bites

    You’d think their webbed feet would helped…

  • http://notjustagranny.wordpress.com notjustagranny

    Hahaha! thanks for a great LOL Jeff. this is the funniest Social Media blog I have read to date. excellent :)
    Cindy @notjustagranny

  • http://throughanewlens.wordpress.com Through a New Lens

    Although ducks do like Digg, the holes around our park show that.

  • Sam Makhoul

    Loved it Jeff. Keep it coming.

  • Steph-Wilken

    Love this! And ducks do know how to have a good time :) Everyone should take a pause and have some fun :) Thank you for writing this!

  • http://www.laurenashleymiller.com Lauren Ashley M.

    As a University of Oregon alum, I do love my Ducks! Football spirit aside, very fun post :)

  • http://imeldadulcich.com Imelda Dulcich

    Nice happy post. Thank you. Good reminder to enjoy each moment.

  • http://www.constructionmarketinguk.co.uk Peter L Masters MCIM

    For some reason when it comes to mobile telephone service providers ducks seem to avoid Orange?

  • http://twitter.com/aflacduck Aflac Duck

    I beg to differ.

  • http://twitter.com/krhodey Kristina Rhodes

    I’d like to point out that this post should not in any way be confused with th Ducks from the University of Oregon, which I’d like to remind you was named one of the top ten social media universities in the country this week by BusinessWire. Very clever post. Go Ducks!!

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Obviously the Ducks from University of Oregon Do “Get” Social Media :)

  • fatima Elmosleh

    i can’t stop laughing while reading this !it is really amazing
    nice one thanks

  • http://www.gossipism.com.au Dexter Eugenio

    geez after 12 months, youd think they wouldve caught up already.

    if not, i smell a niche site…


    cool read!

  • Meredith Allison @RockTique

    Time to change the saying to ‘it’s a duck’s life’…because clearly there are plenty of dogs tweeting

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HMVURHQVVA725563YYET2Q36NM HanN

    Matthew 6:34

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    That is certainly possible for them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/loebig Brian Loebig

    Hey Jeff, I think you need to adjust your Wibiya settings. It is preventing visitors from being able to click on some of the image content on your blog. For example, I assume the new book is supposed to be clickable to another page, but Wibiya is causing it to only be clickable/shared image.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks Brian I will check it out

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Glad to hear to hear the ducks made you smile :)

  • http://twitter.com/UpvoteMedia Upvote Media

    What did I just read.

  • Jeb Harrison

    If I recall, Holden Caufield had a few things to say about ducks. Oh…and you might wanna keep an eye out for the University of Oregon football team!