There are plenty of egregious practices being used in social media. But when the leaders and journalists behave badly, it's as if they are showing us the way. Do Guy and Chris believe we should all queue up robo-tweets weeks in advance?
And if you meet Mr. K or Mr. B in person or on Twitter, ask them about their use of auto-tweeting technologies. Say it was an honest question and you want an honest answer.
90% of what they tweet is bullshit, repeated by auto-tweeting software, to achieve some empty financial gain. Thanks for dropping the ball and giving rise to the permission-based spammer. Yeah, yeah, I know I can always unfollow you.
But if you're going to broadcast duplicate messages all night and all day, you are doing it wrong. You are killing the trust we've begun to earn for social media and tools like Twitter and Facebook. Just stop the BS and stop spamming social.
Twitter is the flash-point for so many of the changes in social media, online interactions, and even business development online. Let's get Twitter right.
I respect both these men. I merely hope and pray we can return them and their Twitter output to the human race before we're all overrun by zombie tweeters.
The list is still around and still viable, but Twitter Co. keeps making it a less-important aspect of Twitter. Why has Twitter demoted and effectively killed the Twitter List?
The hashtag is changing. And today it has much less pull than it once did. Let's examine why and how to use hashtags in today's un/hashed social networks.
I do believe there is a great number of uses for Twitter, even with the problems. If you learn how to use Twitter you can generate real traffic to your site and client's sites when you tweet about them. We need Twitter to do better, but we've also go a responsibility to do things better for ourselves.
But I feel like we tweeters and tweet-leaders have some responsibility to give the average social media newbie and enthusiast a few things they can do to stem the tide and push back the death knell.