Sunday, July 10, 2011

How To Lose Me As a Twitter Follower

OK, so I've often been a critic of Twitter. I've been using it a bit more lately, and find that it can be a useful business, P.R. and news tool.

As I've lived it a little more, I've found my personal pet peeves about Twitter. They are the things that can drive me to unfollow someone.

1) Too personal - I'm a business tweeter. Talk about your favorite TV shows on Facebook, for God's sake. I don't care what you ate for dinner, or are stuck in traffic. Buh-bye.

2) High-volume, Low-value - so if you tweet 10 times in 15 minutes, a few things happen for me. First, you are drowning out other people on my screen. Second, I can't tell which thing you've written is important. Usually if you say 10 things in 10 minutes, I find none of them are important. (Breaking news eyewitnessing is the sole exception). Buh-bye.

3) TOTD & QOTD - OMG, I am sooooo sick of Quote of the Day, Thought of the Day tweets. I am intelligent and so most of my friends and network are too. I like new information (find me a great article, or resource, for instance). If I see one more "Deep Thought" I am going to puke. Buh-bye.

What causes *you* to unfollow someone? Your Google Guy would like to know!

Best, Peter
Search Engine Marketing for Therapists
Follow my low-volume, high-value Tweets on Twitter!

1 comment:

Dr. Busch said...

I'm with you. I've been on Twitter for about 6 months and I'm also choosy about who I follow (you for instance) and stop following those without high value including other psychologists. What I most like about Twitter is using it as a curated news stream. You might like to follow me since I mostly tweet links to interesting mental health articles. @drbusch