Yes, it's true. I am the proud owner of both the Idiots and Dummies social media manuals.
My first Dummies guide was the "Sex for Dummies" which I purchased as a joke, intending to keep it out on the coffee table for display and conversation. After some teens were in my home and saw the book, I realized it might be smarter to hide it away.
But I digress.
Having both of these in my posession made me curious - which is the superior tool (pun intended)?
Off the cuff, I can't tell you which I'd rather be. Idiot? Dummy? Is one adjective a little less mean than the other? All joking aside, after going through them both, I settled on IDIOT. Here's why: The Idiot's Guide breaks everything down a little more basically. It's also very practical-minded. Whereas with the Dummies book, I feel like it's got a nice sense of humor but a little more "stereo instruction"-ish. Also, could totally do without all the product placement in the Dummies book. Intentional or not, I should not feel the desire to buy TIDE after I read it -- it's a little unsettling. The Idiots folks seem to make an effort against such a thing.
So... I guess.... I'm an idiot, but not a dummy? You tell me. LOL.
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