Happiness is all about perspective and outlook for the future. And during my 40-something years on the planet, I have come across some models of centering, contemplation, recovery and joy that I feel it would be helpful to share. I am not planning a program or any type of revelation, merely an inner dialogue and revelation about some of my greatest comforts and simplest observations and lessons.
If you agree, start asking these guys, "Why all the robo-tweets, Chris?" Or "Hey Guy, I used to like your content but now your team of tweeters is just sending out random crap hour after hour. Why are you doing that?"
Be poetic if that's your bent. Be a journalist if you prefer. And make sure you have your day job figured out, because nothing kills a writer quicker than unpaid bills and lack of food and shelter. Write. Yes. But do your work first.
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.
Let me give you a quick look at how I use Tweetdeck to manage my tweetstream and engage with the people I care about on Twitter.
The rest is still business as usual. Either they respond in a timely manner or they don't. And while this doesn't necessarily give you insight into their potential response, it does give you information about "message received" and "message opened."
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.
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.
There's too much money and momentum for social media or social sharing to go away. But Zuck's days are limited. Just as Microsoft has fallen from the top of the OS and App pile, so will Facebook fall from the top of the Social Network heap. But the company/platform to take it's place has probably not been launched yet.