Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Authentic Tweeps

If you follow me on Twitter you may have noticed I don't have a lot of patience for AutoDMs. They annoy me. I feel they are not authentic. And I especially do not like the AutoDMs trying to sell me something. To me, Twitter is about building relationships, getting to know people and sharing information.
Example of annoying Auto DM: Thanks for the follow! Would You Like to Know How to Get 16,000 Followers in 90 Days. (Um, NO!)

Today I got an authentic DM from someone and I was so impressed I decided to tweet about it and let others know.

With the flood of new users and celebrities to Twitter I propose we try to remind people to stay authentic, be real, be yourself and don't just try to sell something.

In talking to @relocatedyank who also received an authentic DM today I came up with the hashtag #AuthenticTweeps. Let's spread the word about #AuthenticTweeps and teach these new users what Twitter is all about.

Okay, I'm getting off my soap box now.

Thanks for listening.

4 comments:

Mack Collier said...

Not sure if this is connected, but a few weeks ago I turned off my email follower notifications, and only started following people that replied to me. Since then, I have only gotten a couple of auto-DMs. I also opted-out of one of those auto-DM services, and since then they've all but disappeared.

Nick said...

Amen. Thanks for getting that out :)

Sally_K, Virtual Simplicity said...

Mack, thanks for the tip.

Nick, you are welcome.

:-)

Chris Heidel said...

Thanks, for this! I'm new to Twitter, and I have noticed how contrived some people's tweets seem. I like your blog! I'm trying to stay real!