Today in Twitterverse: Distinct Lack of Anger Management

People are bitching up a storm about Twitter dropping followers.
Witness:

Julia Roy: I am so pissed at twitter. why cant you get your act together? and we are all still loyal. twittering away. amazing.
Joseph Jaffe: wow, Twitter messes up again….big time….they’ve somehow lost hundreds of followers for various people including me. COMMUNICATE IDIOTS!!
Sarah Lane: Dear Twitter, give me my friends back, or I WILL DO SOMETHING CRAZY AND RASH!
JenHen: Seriously? Seriously! Twitter really lost most of everyone’s followers and followees? WTF? How does something this popular suck so much?

I could go on and on, but I believe I’ve established the general mood. Let me see if I can sympathize. No one wants something taken from them, especially if that something is perceived status, which sadly, the number of followers on Twitter too often indicates.
I know there are other reasons to be mad about this disruption of service, but there are also plenty of reasons to let it roll off one’s back. After all, it’s a micro-messaging service that will soon be restored to its former self. That is, it’s not mission critical. Just a habit (for some) that’s hard to break.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.