I just spent about 20 minutes un-following all the people I follow on Twitter.
When you start using Twitter it is suggested that you follow as many people as possible. The more people you follow increases the chance that they will follow you back and then you will have more followers. If that occurs, that increases the number of people that might read your tweets. It’s a numbers game just like sales.
This is the problem; I can’t possibly read what people tweet because it is way too much information. There’re certain things in life I just don’t get it and Twitter is one of them. Although I think it’s interesting to be able to follow a celebrity or someone that really is interesting to you, for the average person Twitter is a waste of time in my opinion.
But more importantly, I felt I was being socially dishonest by following people when I had no intention of reading their Tweet’s. It’s just rude when you don’t listen to people when they talk to you. Fundamentally that is my major issue with Twitter; I felt I was being rude.
Well not anymore.