I recently started an unfollowing campaign to clean up my incoming Twitter stream. But something happened on the way to the forum… I open Tweetdeck maybe once a day now. What’s going on?
Amid the cluttering of LISTS with AUTO-LISTING system Formulists.com and the wave upon wave of incoming scammy tweeters, I am finding less and less of value on my Twitter dashboard. Even my own Tweetdeck filing (columns) system has failed to keep me in the know with the good tweets. So maybe it’s time for us all to look again at Twitter and evaluate what it’s good for, for each of us, personally.
- Promoting new posts and social media news and info
- Connecting with others
- Reputation and self-promotion
- Business leads
- Play, inspiration, funny stuff
What am I missing?
And what I’m finding, is I prefer to get my bits and bytes via RSS panels on my iGoogle page. Brogan, CHECK. Atimeter Group, CHECK. Godin, CHECK. What in the world are we all tweeting about these days?
So what are your top uses of Twitter? Is your experience getting better or worse over time?
I used to be a huge Twitter champion. I wanted everybody to abide by better and better behavior rules that I was making up on the fly. And I was ignored. Of course, who am I any way, and how many followers do I have? I’m no Twitter Rockstar.
But I’m finding less to crow about in regards to Twitter and its usefulness. Have coupons squashed the tweet?