What is Twitter? First of all, Twitter is a News Page! It is an interactive News Page with 140 million active users and over 340 million tweets every day. And because it is “interactive“, it is kind of a “social network”, too. But first of all it is a News Page!
But it is not really a social network. I don’t post my vacation pictures on Twitter. Usually I am using Twitter for professional stuff and Facebook for private stuff. And Google+ is a good mix between Twitter and Facebook.
On Twitter everybody goes crazy for “Followers”. I was the same. Then somebody followed me, I followed back. And one day I realized that my Timeline was full with shit! Full with crab that doesn’t interest me. And so I started to unfollow people. And freed myself from the “follow” delusion.
How pathetic it is to tweet: “Please follow me. I follow back”.
Fuck you! Why to hell should I follow you?
I un-followed over 80 people in the last 7 days. And some of them un-followed me, too. And so what? Who cares? I don’t car! And I don’t take it personal. 🙂
Don’t take it personal if I unfollow you. That doesn’t mean that I don’t like you. That just means that I am not interested in the topics you are tweeting. Here are the topics I am interested in on Twitter:
- Tech Stuff (Software Development)
- Events (Tech. Events, MeetUps, BarCamps, WebMondays, User Groups)
I am not so much interested in Foursquare check ins. Specially not if you are splashing my timeline with 20 checkins in 1 hour! If I want to know where you are, I am following you on Foursquare.
And I am not interested in your vacation pictures. If I want to see your vacation pictures I would follow you on Facebook, Flickr, Lightbox, Instagram or Trover.