Okay, I’ve been an active Twitter user for about 3 months. As with Facebook, I hopped on when lots of people I knew started using it (or when I finally became aware they were on it, more accurately.)
At first, twitter was fun. Hella fun. Fun to chat with friends, real friends, almost real time, but more bi-directional than Yahoo! IM.
Then, it was interesting-lots more folks jumping on, the social media marketeers friending everyone.
Now, it’s a pain–I have never seen a medium turn so relentlessly into the online equivalent of leafleting–50% of the people from people I follow are link-whoring–and only linking whoring. 3 people, two of whom I really like, will do 5 twits in 3 minutes, each with their blog links of the moment,.
Ugh!
Clearly, the social media marketeers are out there spreading the message this is another hot marketing medium where the social spam filters don’t exist.
Here’s my deal: If you’re a friend and your big purpose for twitter is to push links to glorify your blog, I’m probably going to stop following you, As interesting and as *valuable* as you think this public service is (hah), I’m not interested in yet one more medium for folks to pimp out blog links.
Nope, not my thing.
On the other hand, if twitter’s a place to chat, and to share interesting links that don’t always come from your blog, you’re my kind of twit.
–And the rest of you, ugh.

Okay, I’ve been an active Twitter user for about 3 months. As with Facebook, I hopped on when lots of people I knew started using it (or when I finally became aware they were on it, more accurately.)
At first, twitter was fun. Hella fun. Fun to chat with friends, real friends, almost real time, but more bi-directional than Yahoo! IM.
Then, it was interesting-lots more folks jumping on, the social media marketeers friending everyone.
Now, it’s a pain–I have never seen a medium turn so relentlessly into the online equivalent of leafleting–50% of the people from people I follow are link-whoring–and only linking whoring. 3 people, two of whom I really like, will do 5 twits in 3 minutes, each with their blog links of the moment,.
Ugh!
Clearly, the social media marketeers are out there spreading the message this is another hot marketing medium where the social spam filters don’t exist.
Here’s my deal: If you’re a friend and your big purpose for twitter is to push links to glorify your blog, I’m probably going to stop following you, As interesting and as *valuable* as you think this public service is (hah), I’m not interested in yet one more medium for folks to pimp out blog links.
Nope, not my thing.
On the other hand, if twitter’s a place to chat, and to share interesting links that don’t always come from your blog, you’re my kind of twit.
–And the rest of you, ugh.