Twitter – Negative Tweets vs. Positive Tweets
By Eileen Brown
Just lately I’ve been seeing a lot of negative tweets. Perhaps it’s because I tend to follow positive thinkers but managed to throw in a few negatives by mistake. OR, some people decided to denigrate those of us who, for whatever reason, decide to unfollow a particular tweeter.
The tweets themselves look like this:
UNFOLLOWED ME: @whoever, @anotherwhoever, @andsoon,
And some of those say they blocked you too or say something like “good riddance” or “good-bye” or some such.
Why would someone want to slander another twitter account because they unfollowed? This, in and of itself, is simply bad business.
Whoever started this little bit of unflattering activity should be ashamed of themselves. I bet they get more unfollows because of those tweets too.
I did a thing this morning that after it was done, I thought I might have made a negative tweet myself.
“@un-named Stop sending so many PM ADs! PLEASE! Your tweets are advertisement enough for cripe’s sake. One more and I will UNFOLLOW.”
I did not go back and delete it either. I thought about it though. It is a public admonition but I was simply miffed off about all the PM those folks were sending me at twitter. They were all “sixfigureincome” crapola.
I now feel like perhaps I should delete that entry. THEN, I think well, IF those folks pay attention to the tweet and don’t send anymore PM ads, I might not unfollow, right? Otherwise, they are not paying attention to their followers, at all. I am probably gonna unfollow anyhowsen, as I am not interested in “sixfigureincome” as they purport to know all about.
And then of course there are the out and out hate mongers who seem to have sprung up too. Luckily, I’ve not been privy to any of those tweets but some folks I follow have drawn attention to those, so I do know about them. You probably do too, so no need to go there and draw more attention to those types of folks.
We all see these everywhere – nice folks who are getting to know each other through tweets. Unlike FB, G+ and many other social media sites, Twitter leaves us to our own to follow and unfollow whom we please. AND they make it so easy for anyone to understand. OK, so those other places do too, but so much information is there that it takes much longer to decide who to follow, you know? Plus, it can be hard to find out how to unfollow folks at many other social media sites.
Positive tweets – I really don’t think I have to go into much detail here. I tweet for business but I also pay attention to all the @ mentions and reply as is required by nice web etiquette. Or just etiquette in general. Tweets don’t take long to type out and any personal touch should be noticed fairly easily.
Some folks have made a whole career out of tweeting positive messages. I like those too. You know the ones I mean, so no explanation is necessary here either.
What do you think?
Have you seen the negative tweets I mentioned?
Do you follow only positive folks?
Sound OFF and I’ll join the conversations you nice folks start. 🙂