Rick Hurst Web Developer in Bristol, UK


7 ways to make me unfollow you on twitter

(this is all a bit tongue in cheek, don’t take too seriously!)

  1. Tweeting a link to anything that begins with “x ways to..”
  2. Posting any bit.ly link without at least a vague explanation of what i’m going to get if I click it.
  3. Posting the same thing more than once (intentionally).
  4. Mentioning how many “followers” you’ve got. Have you actually checked what percentage are spam followers? Have you noticed that twitter acounts with lots of followers attract spam followers exponentially? “Ooh – i’ve got loads of spam in my email today, I must be popular!”
  5. Tweeting everything you hear/ see at a conference i’m not at/ interested in (in reality this is probably temporary, so i’ll likely just move you to the “noisy” group in tweetdeck for a bit)
  6. You are/ become a popular celebrity with a gazillion followers. Unless I feel like i’m having a conversation with you, or you are incredibly funny like @davegorman you are out.
  7. You are really, really noisy (see note about noisy group in tweetdeck)

archived comments

/unfollows @rickhurst

mikek 2009-06-10 11:47:29

@mikek yeah, I know – my 24hr twitter unfollow monitor just went off – the dogs have been released!

Rick 2009-06-10 12:36:49

Nice post, Rick. I agree with most of those – I would also add 8) Auto-tweeting/link-dumping or simply acting like a computer rather than a human… that really bugs me, esp. when sin 2) is committed too.

iamkeir 2009-06-10 12:52:22

Oy! I didn’t want a smiley face?! I wanted the number 8 followed by a closing bracket!

iamkeir 2009-06-10 12:55:18

I would add – people who only tweet on the subject of twitter

Iain 2009-06-10 15:26:20

Oh and people who auto-tweet their blog posts about shiny bathroom porn… uh – hang on..! 😉

Iain 2009-06-10 15:27:50