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The Ugly Side of #FollowFriday June 5, 2009

Filed under: Tip of the Day,Twitter — jenharris @ 8:31 am

Yes, another Twitter post.

FollowFriday is upon us & since there are no rules, I am just going to give out my .02 (shocker) on what I see as the demise, dilution & ineffectiveness of FollowFriday.

#FF is there to introduce your followers to a few…A FEW…other people that might be interesting to follow.  I love it when people pick a few people in the same type of category.  There is meaning & RELEVANCE there, thank you.

Sending me 46 (i swear to you, this is true) FollowFriday’s this morning that are all RE-TWEETS is just flat out unacceptable.  How would you feel if you were one of 46 groupings of 5-8 people.  Wow, real special man..thanks for thinking of me.  Oh, then in-between those RT’s?  RT’s of his message he sent out earlier.  *sigh*

I wonder if he even knows those 46 people that he RT’d?  Do any of those people feel EXTRA SPECIAL now that someone with 46,000+ followers “mentioned their name”?  Man, I hope they are upset for being diluted down to a RT of a FF hack.

If you are going to do #FF, do it because you actually mean it…not for some ego driven, number whoring reason…yea, I said the word.  out.  *drop mic here*

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One Response to “The Ugly Side of #FollowFriday”

  1. Tamara Says:

    Agreed.

    There have been a few followers that I’ve noticed do this and once I’ve picked up on their scheme I just drop them right away.


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