There has been a very healthy discussion about the choice made by Joel Drapper to do a drastic unfollow on his account. While there are many that don’t think his current follow strategy is good, there is one suggestion that keeps coming up in the conversation. This revolves around the use of TweetDeck (or another 3rd party application that supports groups).
Despite these things that I find frustrating about Twitter, I do like the service. I will continue to use it but I will have to adapt the way that I use it to make it work for me.
The signal to noise problem works in reverse as well. I currently have just over 400 followers. Yet it appears that my tweets are getting lost in the noise.
This leads to another thing I hate about Twitter — the signal to noise ratio.
The one thing that I hate most about Twitter is that it is transient. The stream of data that flows through Twitter is constantly changing, constantly renewing.
“Oh no, not another Twitter bashing post.” I know that is what some of you are thinking right now. In fact, most of the people who decided not to read this post probably thought the same thing.
So before I get going let me reassure you that I do not hate Twitter. In fact, I really, really like it.
You know that feeling when you try something new — and it works! Well, I’m feeling that right now. A few weeks back I started writing a post about Twitter following and decided to use it as my first guest post at another blog. I submitted it to Darren Rowse at TwiTip. Yesterday the article […]