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Twitter is not a Blogging Platform

I’ve got a bone to pick.  You see, I’m constantly on the fence with Twitter – a love/hate.  I like Twitter because it’s a constant stream of relevant, up-to-date information, quickly digestible.  It’s great for this.  I can follow people in my industry that have similar thoughts and keep up on things which I could never discover solely on my own.  I just don’t have time for all that.  So, it’s curated information that’s highly relevant to me.  What’s not to love?

The bone I have to pick are with people that ruin that experience.  Now, the obvious answer to this is to unfollow these people.  I usually do.  But sometimes a person has great information that I do actually want many times, but yet they ruin the experience every now and then.

Example…

twitterYou see, the problem with this is many fold.  I can’t read this b/c it’s out of order.  I scroll down, not up.  It’s mixed in with other tweets which make it even harder to follow as well.  But honestly, the thing that bothers me the most is that it’s basically spamming my feed.  If I want to read a blog article, I’ll do just that.  But if I’m not specifically interested in the topic at hand, don’t spam my feed with your opinions/thoughts.  It’s rude and not appreciated.

Now, the person that I used in this example is not the only person doing this.  There are many others, most of whom I choose to unfollow.  But this person I do respect and appreciate his comments, thoughts, and opinions, sincerely.  I just don’t want to have to read them in reverse and have a spammed feed.  So, this is my plea.  Please consider blogging on a blogging platform and linking to your thoughts.  A blog article doesn’t have to be long, short is okay.  Hell, Tumblr made that mainstream, right?

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