The Twitter Rant
Ya’ know what, this post…THIS post, has been a long time coming. It’s not the first of it’s kind, it sure as hell won’t be the last, but I’m going to do it anyway. Motivated by a Google+ conversation started by the cool dad blogger Jack, I’m going to finally let this one out.
Twitter is a Social Network aka a Networking Platform
Don’t mistake virtual platforms for a fantasy world. It’s not a bloody video game. The people are real. They have feelings. They’re looking to build their network and are excited to be able to do it outside their local area.
It’s a place to socialize where you can find like minded people to do so with.
Don’t abuse members to grow your numbers to stroke your ego or impress some advertiser. I understand if you need to build your network for financial reasons, but networking is a two way street man. One thing Jack and I both hate is when people follow you for the follow back and then unfollow.
Also, if you decide to follow me, please note, i don’t sit here waiting for new followers. I don’t keep an eye on the numbers. I can’t even tell you, off the top of my head, how many followers I have. So if you follow me, say hi. Don’t follow me, be quiet for 3 days, then get pissy cause i didn’t follow you back. I like people, I like connecting. Let me know you’re out there, I’ll respond. I’m not a bloody politician for goodness sake.
If I’m following you on twitter and you’d like me to check out your FB page or circle you, that’s cool, you can say it in the stream, or you can initiate the process and find me on those platforms and reach out to me there. No need to DM me. By the way, I hate FB so don’t even waste your time with that one.
Also, I’m totally loving those losers who send me DMs saying, “I’m sorry, I’ll have to unfollow you on twitter in 3 days if you haven’t liked my facebook page” Just don’t follow me if you’re going to give me a reason to unfollow you.
Twitter’s a place to have mini convos…
where you share what’s going on, what you find interesting, what you think others will find interesting.
Having a convo in twitter is like having a convo in the local pub. People will overhear, someone may think your convo is interesting or funny or can maybe relate to what you’re saying and jump in. It’s to be expected, it is a public place. Want to have a private convo? Get a bloody room or at least learn to DM.
It’s a place to share thoughts, ideas, tips…
yes it’s okay to share your posts cause i know i like finding great posts in my stream that lead me to something entertaining, or a cause to help support, awareness of a matter at hand, a tutorial to help me out or a review of something i may find i want or know someone who can use it.
It is not a place to push your religious beliefs on me. I don’t mind the religious quotes and I actually like learning about other religions, so share something interesting. If what I say on twitter or if how I say offends you, there’s no need to fill the stream with religion based quotes about the nature of man along with threats to unfollow, just bloody unfollow me. Sheesh. And guess what? Ever tweet I see that bashes any religion, I’m going to report for spam and block your arse without even telling you.
Know what you’re tweeting.
I am a sponsored tweets member. Every so often you’ll see a sponsored tweet from me and it will be indicated as such with a hashtag. Yes, I like money. But you can bet your ass I’m careful about everything I tweet and I make sure to check out the link I’m sharing and sometimes I decline offers. Why? Because I will not share with my stream that which I can’t endorse. Simple.
I’m not a twitter Guru nor do I claim to know everything about anything. I’m a human. Who’s not a hermit. I know how to socialize and when I find the time to do so, I like it to be worth it.
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