Unfollow. To Follow or Not to Follow; that is the Question. By Neal Wiser (@nealwiser) Unless you are a Twitter user who immediately follows everyone who follows you, we have all experienced losing Followers because, for whatever reason, we did not follow them in return.
To be sure, deciding when to follow or not follow is not only a personal decision, but one which is driving a growing debate in the Blogosphere. How this debate plays out may have a profound impact on how people use Twitter and how the service will grow in the future. Although it’s still early in Twitter’s Evolution, the Follow Question is one that has no easy answer.
Indeed, deciding whether or not to follow someone is a vexing question for both new and veteran Tweeters alike. Reciprocals take the view that not only does etiquette require you to return a follow, but reciprocity is the quickest way to increase your Follower numbers. Discriminators take the opposite view. Growing Pains in 140 Characters or Less Unfortunately, Twitter’s phenomenal growth complicates the situation. Writing My Twitter Etiquette Article: 14 Ways to Use Twitter Pol. As it turns out, you are one fascinating SOB, and people need to know what you’re doing.
You can almost feel the yearning. What are you doing? The ache is palpable. Now, you already have a phone, an email account, a blog—but what about the moments too small to blog? (Snacking on pretzels.) Bless you, Twitter. Technically, this isn’t an article about the things Twitter does, it’s an article about the ways in which you can accidentally annoy people with Twitter. People use Twitter to do and say any number of things. With the usual exceptions, people on Twitter tend to fall into two main camps.
These groups don’t necessarily get along. Now, say you want to figure out who’s who, so you’ll know how to best engage with the people who read your posts. Well, responders usually follow the people who follow them—excepting spoof or spam accounts. On the other hand, broadcasters often follow fewer people than follow them, sometimes far fewer. 1. 2. One drunk tweet might be amusing. 3. The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook: The Most Egregious. Hi Bing visitors!
Like this post? Hire me for social media consulting. Social media mimics real relationships — in many cases. Would you do the following within real face-to-face relationships? Jump on the friendship bandwagon without properly introducing yourself? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need a refresher course on social media etiquette — and perhaps real-life etiquette also. Facebook Adding users as friends without proper introductions. The image above was taken last night and represents the number of pending requests I have on Facebook. That said, there’s one other rule that some individuals follow. Forgetting that some individuals won’t network with you on a “personal” space like Facebook without knowing who you are, even with the proper introduction. Considering the above example, I pose a question on Facebook etiquette: Is it appropriate to let these requests sit in pending mode or to reject the friends outright??
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