And in the real world we've all got to make a living. So perhaps Mr. Brogan and Mr. Kawasaki are really showing us how it's done. Errr. Wait. Do you really think either of these behaviors are honest and providing value?
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To be fair, I could care less about what these two former rockstars are tweeting about now. They've become clowns and shills of their former selves.
So here's my question. if Guy Kawasaki was struck by lightning and taken to heaven, would his 1.4m strong Twitter account keep tweeting? I mean, I can't see why it wouldn't. Very little of the content is actually curated by Guy anyway. So at this point, Guy's Twitter account is more of a bot account than a human account.
And to take it to one more extreme, to illuminate the fallacy of these two gentlemen's delusion, let's imagine that they unleash the full-robo on all of their social channels. If we begin telling marketers and individuals that blasting 5 or 10 identical posts and tweets and updates to ALL of their social channels is okay, we're going to see a dramatic drop in the value of social media for all of us. So why stop at Twitter Guy and Chris? What's holding you back?
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?
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?"
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.