I recently tweeted “I have thought long and hard, and decided to stop following ppl that have no causes other than their own. I’m sorry.“ and once again, 140 characters doesn’t explain properly what my message is. It’s pretty simple really. We all know by now that Twitter is an amazing way to get your message across to many people in a short amount of time. What I am hopeful for, and asking you to think about, is not just using it to satisfy your own ego.
I have checked most of the Twitter pages of the people I follow and was pretty sad to see that some are just tweeting to get followers and as many replies as possible and replying back to people that reply to them about whatever self-marketing they are spewing. If all you care about is getting fav’rd then that’s concerning to me. It is also very heart-breaking to me that many of these people are my personal friends and I know they aren’t heartless, so I hope this makes them think at least for a second about changing their tweeting ways. Take a minute to read your last 10 tweets and ask yourself what their purpose is and if a single one helps someone other than yourself.
It is effortless to take advantage of this amazing platform to help your fellow man, woman, child, animal, insect whatever. It doesn’t have to be for something great like saving the world from deadly disease, it can be as simple as trying to help someone get a job, finding a lost pet its way home, letting others know about an issue in your neighborhood.
I am fully aware that we all use Twitter in different ways, I’m just saying that if you don’t use it on occasion to help someone or something other than yourself, then it makes me think you are using Twitter as a marketing tool and I really have no interest in continuing to allow you to indulge on my time.
Lastly, just because I unfollow, doesn’t mean that I don’t consider you my friend, just means that I have a different view point than you on how you are utilizing Twitter. We can exchange phone numbers if we need to text each other.