I feel I can’t stop talking about Twitter! Of course it represents a favorite subject as I’m writing a book on it. I have a very high opinion on this new trendy way of communicate and socialize. It is my alternative to myspace (if you remember, it was my first love, which I left without regrets, after degeneration), Facebook, and I don’t know, Buzz? Yahoo Messenger or Skype are tools I’m using to communicate with friends and close ones, but if I’m thinking now, lately I was just talking with them by phone, no matter the expenses. I’ve noticed I was starting to communicate on Twitter with the closest persons as well, which as far as I’m concerned goes way beyond networking. This conducts to some sort of addiction, 🙂
Now bonded to my addiction, I refuse to stay low and follow the “expert” advice especially when I see, smell and feel the crap in it, without pointing at it. There is nothing more annoying than to see that one who does not get Twitter is offering advice, sometimes for money. It makes me feel bad, feel low indeed when I notice that people RT-ed bad advice, just because it’s coming from such a highly claimed “top dollar charging social media specialist”. The spam on Twitter is an account who doesn’t communicate, with no replies, RTs, sometimes even without links. The spam is also some autobot with programmed automated tweets, more or less in a bulk, to be more efficient (the great marketeers claim), meaning to flow (actually overflow, speaking in marine terms) your stream, so you’ll notice. What to notice? Advertising links (not bad when they come one at a time, as it is normal), crap selling landing pages links (which can be also a monetizing method which unfortunately goes a lot with the lazy people), and nonsense. By nonsense I mean idiotic talk, or (copied and pasted) quotes, one after another, sometimes without credits ( I assure you, people who don’t know where Poland is on the map, or what is Czechoslovakia, or if Bulgaria is a country or a county, need any credits they can get), or lines like “Betsy, can you hear me now?”.
The apps who help you “fighting spam”, where you log in with Twitter or Facebook (it is just an example, who is “checking” your Twitter account needs anyway your permission, Twitter is asking you this expressly), show you some last 1000 followers ( another example, there are “celebrities” without that followers number) and no more ( which is as futile as it comes, what to do with such a shitty app anyway?) and tell you in percents who is spam. They consider that if you follow many people in a single day and you are not followed back, you are spam. Lame, isn’t it? Such an app shows me as 13% spam with the mention “highly being followed back, though”. There is explained that you’re spam when you don’t have a bio and/or location, and of course, when you have the Twitter default pic as your avatar. Sometimes you’re spam if you don’t provide an URL, which normally is your blog or site, but it is the usual way to detect who might be spam, and it isn’t easy for these apps. Your Twitter URL, your Facebook URL and mostly some shortened URL which usually points you to a landing page, are sometimes indicators of who or what you may be. I’ve seen on Craigslist a lot or requests for programmers who can deliver exactly this kind of software, the Twitter account automated creator. What’s the scope? We’ll see. Now these accounts are injecting nonsense by twitting not annoyingly, they even received a Klout number. I’ll tell you about it in another post, anyway…
What I think? Who annoys you, is SPAM. Who tells you not to lose your time by checking people and “automating” the process with an app or another, usually quite expensive, is SPAM. Who use “targeted people” as an expression during the process of convincing you to buy the expensive app, is SPAM.
Better, let’s laugh!
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