I love that we can all connect with each other in a way that makes the awakardness go away when you meet face:face for the first time. That is Twitter.
I love that the majority of people who try to tell you that you can make a gazillio dollars with Twitter in one month are outed, made fun of, blocked, mocked & sucomb to the mob that is Twitter. BoooYaaa! *she says w/all the thunder that is her inner Al Pacino*
HubSpot has come out wtth some very revealing Twitter stats that say 50-75% of users (in my oh so humble opinion) are not taking full advantage of communicating with current, potential & possibly disgruntled customers. Yea for us that are on! And, yea for anyone that might be teaching a Twitter Workshop in the next two weeks or so *cheese*.
So again, if you are using – great…take advantage of the relationships you are creating and keep listening! Just think if you would have gotten on this “blog bandwaggon” 4 years ago when the big whigs thought it was a passing fluke! 🙂
As much as we are all addicted to this little Twitter friend of ours, there are some that are just abusing it.
Why do you get dropped?
I love getting my TweetLess Tweet every week telling me that soANDso has stopped following me & soANDso has started. Nine times out of ten, the people who drop me with-in the first week of them stalking following me are those just looking for a quick buck. Now, why on earth would these spammers (ok, lets just call a spade a spade here) drop me? They have an agenda that goes something like this (IMHO):
They “found” me & followed the Twitter rules by adding X amount of Tweeple a day.
They added me in the hopes that I would take their Auto DM bait of: “hey, thanks for the follow! Be sure to check out this widget that I am pimping to you…my-new-best-Twitter-Friend!”
I check them out, via their profile & find out they are selling the latest & greatest widget. This widget can be (and unfortunately is) someones attempt to chat to the masses via Twitter because someone told them to do so w/out fully understanding what a conversational dialog is vs. shoving your product down your throat is. (There is a better analogy of this by Chris Brogan – here…and I love saying it to people just to see the look on their face! Yea, it’s that good).
Result: I don’t follow them & I get dropped w/in the week. Ahhhh, schucks.
Good ridden I say! If you don’t see the value in creating dialog with me (and most others on Twitter) instead of spamming me, then the age old saying of survival of the fittest will flourish. Twitter is the ultimate OPT IN experiment. If people don’t find value in your content, YOU WILL BE DROPPED and your ratio of who follows you will be way less than the number of people you follow. This should be a huge clue that you should fire who ever told you to get on Twitter.