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What TWEETS me off!

What TWEETS me off!

Twitter is awesome for business. Seriously awesome. Even this week, a new client signed with Marketing Eye on $24,000 for the year via following me on Twitter. I love it! A small investment in time for a great return. It helps promote the Marketing Eye brand globally, encourages people to go to our website, increases the number of people who read our marketing blogs and engages at a level that 10 years ago, we would not have been able to do.


But, there are a few things that annoy me about twitter.

Here they are:

1.  The screen freezes a bit too often and a message comes up that there are too many people using twitter. Well, it so happens that if I am on twitter, I want to use it and we because of how society is today, we all want it now, not later - so, increase your bandwidth twitter! Us Tweeters are an impatient bunch.

2.  The word "pending". Seriously, if I have taken the time to find out about someone on twitter and I click "follow", I don't want to be PENDING. Immediately when this happens, I cancel my follow. Don't people realise this? If you are on Twitter and you don't want people following you, block them. A suggestion only.

3.  People that say "thank you" to every single person (@thankyou) who follows them. Seriously, who has that sort of time? Besides that, it makes me look bad because I don't do it and there is a tint of jealousy in this point because I know that it is polite and I really want to, but don't. Therefore, selfishly, when I see it - it's another reminder that some people have more time than I.

4.  Quantity over quality. I know some people pay for technology to send tweets for them all day long - but seriously - STOP. Annoying.

5.  The use of too many hashtags. #hateit #annoying #sometimescringeworthy

6.  People who say, "follow me on facebook". I am following you on Twitter - isn't that enough. Whatever you can say on facebook, surely you can say on twitter.

7.  Ass-kissers, fakers, false experts.... did I say that out loud???? Ooops.

8.  "I am going to sleep" - really, who cares? People that over-share - #annoying.

9.  People that only update twitter with quotes. Love a few of them, but seriously, if that is all you have to say, then perhaps you need a life. Fast! Or a new direction. Every person has something to add to Twitter and is interesting, fascinating, knowledgeable and thought provoking in some shape or form - so let us see that side of you too. Inspiration is good, knowing you is better.

10.  Over plugging. We don't mind a bit of shameless promotion, but all day long, every day? Is it necessary? Sharing a story in a newspaper - ok. But sharing the same story 20 times - concerning! Well, probably not concerning... that may be an exaggeration, but it becomes a little dull.

And... last but not least - mean people or people who deliberately belittle others. Not necessary. Only leads to one result - UNFOLLOW.

What are your pet hates on Twitter or any other social media?

Please share.


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  • kirsty
    kirsty
    17 May 2012

    I idea of twitter is marvellous, used effectively it is great for the time poor to participate online through micro-blogging. With that said, I am not pleased how personal tweets are displayed on google under the search listings of a person's name. To me this is a concern as when you think you are tweeting to just your followers not the entire world wide web.

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  • josh
    josh
    17 May 2012

    I dont personally use twitter but i have already seen a few of these # encroach onto various other social media platforms, namely facebook. Let me say, people are really over doing it to the point where it is CRINGEWORTHY at times....

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  • stephanie
    stephanie
    16 May 2012

    Promoted tweets - hate them!

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  • Muroa Zorah
    Muroa Zorah
    15 May 2012

    So many of the things that you mentioned about Twitter also apply to other social media particularly Facebook. One of the things that can get a bit annoying on Facebook are too many status updates. Although the two have many similarities, people need to remember that Facebook is not a Twitter account and so we do not need to be constantly updated with unnecessary status updates on Facebook. Sometimes ‘less is more’!

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  • Muroa Zorah
    Muroa Zorah
    14 May 2012

    So many of the things that you mentioned about Twitter also apply to other social media particularly Facebook. One of the things that can get a bit annoying on Facebook are too many status updates. Although the two have many similarities, people need to remember that Facebook is not a Twitter account and so we do not need to be constantly updated with unnecessary status updates on Facebook. Sometimes ‘less is more’!

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  • Jo
    Jo
    14 May 2012

    I totally agree Melissa! I have to admit wondering if I was guilty of any of the above though! Hope not!

    The point about quotes definitely resonated with me! My feed is full to bursting with these! Lots of good stuff in there but too much already!

    One thing that bugs me about commenting on blogs though - I can never read the anti-spam words!! :0

    Loving your articles - woops is that ass-kissing?! ;)

    Cheers, Jo
    @GlasSydney

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  • Sandra
    Sandra
    14 May 2012

    On Twitter I also find the use of too many hashtags particularly annoying. Sometimes I see tweets all in hashtags. They should be limited to one per tweet.

    On Facebook it would be the introduction of the timeline and random people sending me friend requests.

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