Social media has invaded our lives. And there’s not much we can do about it. Yes, we have opened the door and most of us don’t even mind. Generally speaking, we are either use Facebook or Twitter. I imagine Myspace or Facebook was our gateway social media app.
I was one such person who began with Facebook and has moved on (upgraded) to Twitter. I have all but moved on from Facebook because there is too much drama from people that you knew 20 years ago. Its like a friend of mine said, “Facebook is like the family reunion you never leave.” I have grown to really love twitter, even meeting tons of new folks in person. I even wrote a blog post about the Power of Social Media.
However, there is a Twitter pet peeve that ticks–no, pisses–me off more than any other. No, its not the porn spammers. I actually enjoy their rediculousness. Its not the people who log on once and never use the account again. They are easily removed.
Its people and businesses who do nothing but promote their business. Furthermore, they do not interact with other tweeters. Really, you’re going to promote your wares and then not have a conversation with a potential customer. For me, by doing this, you’ve basically asked me to stop “following” you. Twitter is supposed to be about interaction and dialogue. In my twitter universe, there is no room for one-sided talks. Sorry.
I’m probably going to get a lot of religious amens to this post. And I realize that I’m probably preaching to the crowd. But I’m hoping that one goober out there comes to the conclusion that this blog posting is about them. You are worse than porn spammers and twitter samplers.