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Twitter is Turning into a Junkyard May 12, 2009

Posted by Richard Shatto in Social Media, Twitter.
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An Important Message to Twitter

My trouble with TWITTER is that it’s becoming abundantly clear as a social media plaform, Twitter is becoming less a place to have conversations and more a junkyard of “endless offers to richness”.

The past couple of weeks, roughly 75% of my of my new Twitter followers are these kind folks who want to teach me how to make millions. Guys, it’s getting ridiculous. 

Twitter guys, you’re oxidizing fast. It’s getting way too cluttered. Unless your developers can come up with a way to cut down on this endless stream of “experts”, I predict Twitter is going to lose its luster just about as quick as it gained it. 

You need to create some rules of engagement, or create a filter to reduce some of the noise. It’s becoming a real nuisance and getting less and less worth my time to engage using Twitter.

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1. Kevan Gilbert - May 12, 2009

Is there ever a way to stop spammers & scammers from joining the fray? It’s almost the litmus test to tell when a medium has officially gained acceptance as a viable tool. Are spammers using it? Check — it’s legit.

2. Richard Shatto - May 12, 2009

Make that 90%. Thanks Kevan for being the 10% that kept it from being a full house for the spammers today.


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