Overly Social Can Be Totally Annoying

Nathania Johnson at Search Engine Watch considers Fanboy’s take on social media experts and how they’re ruining his Twitter experience.
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Pinto is sitting at the popular kids table and the conversation is shallow. The most popular people on Twittter are determined by vain methods found on grading websites that use things like number of followers as a crucial factor of someone’s Twitter power.
I recommend sitting with the nerds instead. After all, the mind is a terrible thing to waste. And using “auto-follow” to participate on Twitter requires few brain cells indeed.

This is a problem we keep bumping up against.
Experts need to provide value in the marketplace of ideas in order to attract clients. Some go about it with a degree of abandon, because they’re hungry to make a living. You can’t fault someone for being a bit aggressive when they’re hungry. At the same time, personality is a major factor in business, as it is in online communities. Which leads me to believe a healthy approach to all one’s communications practices is the right answer.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.