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...Twitter is coffee shop of the world... the whole world can now know about the good or bad thing you did just like it's always happened at the small town coffee shop.

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I genuinely try to refrain from telling people "How" they "SHOULD" be doing things...

I really do. I pride myself on trying to be a person that generates ideas but doesn't force procedures down people throats. But I honestly think some of the folks I really respect on twitter are doing it in a way that is corrupting the site.




Anyone care to discuss?? I am seriously open to being proven wrong.

5 comments:

  1. Twitter is a community. In order to keep order and maintain the ideals of the community, certain things need to happen, and one of those happens to be the elimination of the auto-follow feature. Some features are not functioning as intended (well maybe they are, but I dont imagine Mr Dorsey intended @britneysuckfest to have a higher follower count than @lancearmstrong.), and need to be disabled for the good of the community.

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  2. Yes, the auto-follow is kinda a let down. It happens. But i tend to follow the same rule; as far as who i follow. I follow only those i'm interesting in conversing with long-term. I follow those i find interesting or those within my interest. I don't have many followers and i don't follow many. It sorta evens itself out in the end.
    Too many people to follow also bogs down certain tweets unless you check it EVERY MINUTE!
    In some cases i've had to unfollow people, they just take up the timeline and away from other folks :-(

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  3. Dubya,

    i agree with your philosophy but not with the actually "outlawing" or eliminating of the auto-follow feature. Making rules is not the way to do it. Good folks stop using it is the way to do it.

    Branli, Great points! Especially the unfollow, thats why its there and folks should use it.

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  4. Totally agree.......the spammers follow whatever is the hottest thing at the moment. It is a problem.......did you see where Scoble recently unfollowed everyone?!
    I'm looking forward to meeting you in Kansas.
    kevin

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  5. Cody, I really enjoyed your video blogpost. Once again, I agree with you. Although I have NEVER used auto-ANYTHING (Don't even know where to do that and don't wanna know!), I see where it is messing with the "wonderfulness" of Twitter. It is important to me that my Twitter experience is personal. When someone follows me, I carefully check their profile, past tweets, links and sometimes even their followers/following to see if they're a good "fit" as a Twitterfriend. I often do not follow really good people that might have a lot to offer. Since I personally tweet and invest my time to read my friends' tweets, I have to consider my timeline and API. My friends & followers are important enough to me that I won't crowd my TweetDeck or phone with tweets that are not desirable or important to me and will possibly keep me from reading and connecting with quality peeps.

    Thanks for your post! I have now subscribed to follow your blog (which I thought I already had) and look forward to more of your eye-opening, thought-provoking opinions and rants.

    Best wishes to you and your family.

    Decotta

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I love the discussion in the comments.. so... GO FOR IT!

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