Why I am un ollowing everyone on Twitter
Twitter should be about conversation. You cannot listen to 30,000 people you are following. That is it. I could go on about to much spam etc but it is just that I cannot hear what anyone is saying.
It is not just you, it is not personal. I want to have a conversation, not a following.
Yes I will be starting following people again. If you think I would like that you are saying @ me. @murraynewlands
13 comments on “Why I am unfollowing everyone on Twitter”
I understand an appreciate your frustration with trying to have conversations.
I hope I’m not telling you something you already know, but I overcame a great deal of the frustration by using TweetDeck, which allowed me to create a separate column that includes just those with whom I want to have direct, uncluttered exchanges.
I have been doing that for a while but it is still not that good. No best to unfollow all.
I think it’s a bold move, but honestly I don’t think the spammers and lame people not paying attention to any real conversations are going to notice you’ve stopped following them. There’s no need to apologize.
I have been trying to gain followers by following people back that follow me – against my better judgement mind you, because I once said I won’t do that because of the noise. I too, have been using TweetDeck for it’s filter abilities. It does require an extra step of work though – I have to check as I add people who have real exchanges with me if I want to actually hear from them regularly or not and add them to the “People I Pay Attention To” column. Which does, incidentally, include you Murray.
David I know but it is the only way
Pleased you have seen the light 🙂
See the light, looking forward to hearing properly
John Chow did the same thing. He got 10s of thousands of followers by auto-following everyone and being a celebrity of sorts. And then he stopped following everyone except his 100 or so acquaintances.
Well just like John, there will only be a few people I start following again.
The new Twitter lists make it easy to keep following everyone but hone in on just those you want to hear. Just add only those you want to talk to regularly to one list. You can use other lists to find specific information or talk about particular subjects.
If only we could tag our Tweets so you could subscribe to only the ones you want to read.
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