I think it is safe to post on the weenie again. I now have a better handle on who my friends are and who they are not. Silly me I assume everyone is good until they prove otherwise and then I give them a second chance. . . and then they wonder why I don’t like people . . but that isn’t what today’s
rant post is about.
A business that uses twitter had the nerve to tweet that he was following me and that I should follow back. Now there is no chance that I will follow him. If you are advertising to me and expect me to follow you so you can advertise some more let me reset your expectations. In general I don’t care who follows me. At the risk of sounding selfish, I am far more interested in following than I am in being followed.
Twitter is where I live. In the winter there are days when twitter is my only contact with the outside world. Twitter is how I stay connected to people and to news.
Who do I follow on Twitter? I prefer to follow people instead of businesses but I do follow some businesses mostly media companies and local businesses owned by people that I know or want to get to know or already do business with. I started filtering out the people who never answer or respond to anyone’s tweets and use twitter as there own automated business advertising channel. If I want to be advertised to I will turn on the television or visit one of those spammy real estate web sites.
I enjoy following friends, neighbors, the news media, clients, people who work in the area and people who have businesses in my area. I follow some direct competiors out of couriosity. What I really love about Twitter is that I control my account and I filter what I read. I have so many choices.
Now go away and leave me alone.