Today is #FollowFriday.
I was recommended by a ton of people and very much appreciate it. It totally made me smile and I thank each of you. Unfortunately, #FollowFriday and all the other #Hashtag days have gotten WAY out of control. I don’t know who started it, but it has become more and more the trend to pack as many people into a #FollowFriday like Tweet! Some people even going as far to spend all day recommending their entire friends list!!
I not only consider it spam, but it does me no service because I am not going to just follow people I have no reference for. I want Twitter to take pride in their Tweets and put some thought into who you are recommending and why. Is that really so much to ask?
If you need a visual see my earlier Tweet:
Thank you for your cooperation
Now let’s address Retweets. Twitter became a cesspool of retweets today… and not your ordinary everyday reetweets. No no no … those mass #FollowFriday Tweets I was @’d in were retweeted by almost every other person who was included with me!! Really people, what is the point? What kind of content are you really providing to your followers by retweeting that some one tweeted you…along with 7 other users?
I’ve been on twitter for quite some time now. I caught a link to WhendidyoujoinTwitter.com earlier today. Turns out I joined twitter 793 days ago! Almost 800 Days of My Life on Twitter! I hit 18,000 Tweets last night so that’s about 22 posts a day for 800 days!!
I do not want to see Twitter abused anymore! Tweet Responsibly or don’t Tweet at all.