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.


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!