A small rant. If I may. I just opened a new
What I found was pretty ugly. I found around 100 messages. Great you might think but no. All automated. About half of them saying “Are you real?” If so then jump through a few hoops and we will let you follow us. Visit True Twit. The other half were straight spam in the form of direct messages telling me to buy products or visit other sites. Not a single real message.
For the love of whatever god you worship stop this!! I followed 10000 people so 10% are doing this. What if everybody did it.? Would anybody ever bother going to their inbox ever again? Please consider the user experience of those who have to sift through these messages in the hope that they might find a real one. Thanks for hearing me out.
Before you do anything on the internet you have to ask;
1. Am I a responsible internet citizen?
2. What would the internet be like if every single one of the 3 billion sent a message like this?
3. How would I feel receiving this message?
One of the automated messages bragged that they were a Forbes Top 50 influencer 2 years in a row. He is actually a good guy but my gosh that is must be what you should do? It is madness I have no idea whyallow it. I was actually extremely disappointed/ disillusioned to see some of the people doing it. I have a totally different impression of them now. Please remember that these are “respected” reputable people i have a relationship with. And one in 10 is doing this. One of the scariest things is that several of these people actually manage accounts for other people. Do we need an “Internet Police” ?
If someone is using Truetwit or sending automated welcome messages you have to question how much of a true twit they are in real life. They are presumably stupid, self centred, see relationships as irrelevant and are lazy.
Rant over. Please Twitter give us a mail box where we can see genuine messages from genuine people.