Long time now, I wanted to try Triberr, a strong community of tweeps who twit more or less automatically when some member posted anything. RT’s most, or announcements, but mostly links, which the mighty Twitter family barely follows anymore. What happens when someone posted a ton of links on your stream and you don’t seem to be interested? It stinks of spam, that’s happens. Tools like TwitCleaner and such, consider Triberr “a spaming application”. The same is TwitterFeed and Facebook. I speak of Facebook related to Twitter. If you “tweet” from Facebook, or you feed your Facebook status to Twitter, TwitCleaner considers you a bot, which isn’t completely untrue. We know you’re not a bot, you know it maybe too, but your behavior is dodgy, because you don’t offer yourself the pleasure to answer to a RT or a mention. If you interact, if you answer to actions concerning your tweets, you may tweet with whatever tool you fancy, you’re not considered a bot anymore. TwitCleaner used to be the best checker. [update October, 2015: It doesn’t “clean” anymore, you’ll find the reasons by clicking on the link.]
You’re free to choose from their report what you like. You know how. It’s unhealthy to massive unfollow after such a report, only because you’ll discover the great quantity of non quality through your “followers”. The great majority are bots. Except the celebs, of course, the people using “following machines” (like TwitAdder), are bound to have many many bots as “followers”.
I repeat: It’s not a measure of celebrity to follow a few bots yourself, and be followed by an army of other bots. You and your bots are talking alone, are talking in vain, nobody hear you, the bots are just machines, they can’t complete a capcha, they RT you sometimes because they’re programmed to do so, but that’s not interaction. Your fruits are dry.
I’m going to talk about Pinterest, very soon, maybe in less than a week, maybe later. I found a lot of “material” telling people “how wonderful is Pinterest” and how good is as a “marketing tool”. A lot of persons, take these materials seriously. They make accounts on Pinterest and do nothing after that. They don’t use “the pinkmarklet” to post an inspiring picture, they use the Pinterest button on their blog and “pin” the blog. The result is indescribable frail. I’m not showing any example. I’ll speak later about it, as I said.
Goodreads is the book database on the internet, the best of all of them, because it has all of the other databases inside, the Amazon’s one, Barnes & Noble, etc. They offered the opportunity for authors to blog there, on the site, this increasing the author’s chances to be found. One may interact with authors, befriend them, or may have a lot of other friends as well, especially readers, because actually that’s the point. Reading is what you have in common. Reading and commenting books, recommending, whatever. You can buy books guided by Goodreads’ reviews, they’re more thoroughly made. You may become a fan of your favorite writers, or you may add to their value. I’m new there. I have “rated” some books, unfortunately I don’t remember all the books I have read, and my ratings are based on what I remember. I read much more than that, but I rated only what I can recall. My friends are Twitter friends, they were invited by Goodreads automatic machine, and a lot of them responded. I was befriended separately by some people and I accepted them and so on. We have a lot in common. It has smoothed another side of me. I’m becoming a better writer :).
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