I usually don’t dwell on the negative side of La-La-Land..well, OK..maybe I touch on it from time to time, but ONLY because what I am seeing people do on out here just does not make sense…and does not work! Plus, what more and more people (at least I think they are people) are doing in the name of, what they call, social networking is causing the internet..well, less of a place to be.
How to Find the Block Button on Twitter
I am seeing more businesses..yes quiet a few of them are golf businesses…, set up their Twitter account like a Web-site then go out head strong following anyone or everyone who mentions the word GOLF in their Tweet. They have absolutely no interest in meeting anyone; carrying on a conversation or providing any value to the community. This has been going on for a long time but recently a large volume of individuals are starting to take this approach to an absurd level of narcissism.
For those few self centered individuals who took the time to read this blog, there is hope for you since the information posted here may get you to realize how the general public, or entire population of Twitterville, think about you.
Twitter Billboarding Will Get You Blocked
When someone sets up a Twitter account showing only a logo, a url to a web-site and then a product description with..yes,.. PRICING, they are seen on Twitter (or anywhere for that matter) as someone who does not “Get It”. Really, I have another discription for these people, but I am trying to keep my ‘R’ rating.
The general population of Twitter are consumers and this type of marketing will cause them to hit the Block button. The Peeps who do not block these accounts usually are part of the problem, not the solution which only bolsters these misguided marketers to feel their numbers are confirmation that their tactic is working.
Fortunately for the sane among us, eventually, after more people block these accounts, Twitter will look into what they are doing which could get their accounts suspend. Yeah!
While at a Twitter-up I was able to corner one of these social mediaist who Tweets professionally for one or two of these malicious Twitter accounts I have seen and who attempted to Follow me. It was during this confrontation shouting match conversation I learned the attitude behind their method of insanity.
“Listen, my friend, I am out to make a sale. That is all I care about. Can I help it people on Twitter just automatically follow me when I follow them. I could care less who they are. All I want is the ‘number’ so I can show my client I am getting Buzz for their business. I am not out to make friends..I have plenty of them…all I want is to get the content out on my client’s crap and make a bunch of money.”
OH, Yes!..this kind of attitude is out there folks and they are feeding off you Following them. That is why I wanted to provide you with some assistance in locating the Block Button on Twitter so you know what to do the next time one of the marvels of nature click your Follow Button. But..I figure you have found that Button by now.
No wonder I am running into so many people burn out on online social networking.
OK, that is my rant for now..back to your regular scheduled socializing. Let me know how I can help.