Reasons to Leave Twitter
Posted by jorbell on March 16, 2010
After attending the Social Media World Forum today at Olympia in London I decided to check out what people were saying about the event by clicking on the official Twitter hashtag topic, #SMWF. If that last sentence doesn’t make any sense let me explain…
Twitter hashtags are used to bring all posts on a particular topic in a single feed. Under normal circumstances it would involve real words such as #marketing or #socialnetworking but in the above example it has used an acronym. If you haven’t realised yet #SMWF stands for Social Media World Forum and this trend topic has been used in many different ways over the course of the two day event.
Some people have commented in real time during the workshops and seminars while others have posted questions for panel sessions. Others have spoken on what has been going on during the exhibition and at the post-event social gatherings. One such posting was of a blog which actually wasn’t connected to the event whatsover yet was retweeted many times by people who attended the event.
The blog in question was titled The Reasons I’m Leaving Twitter… which gave the following introduction:
I just deleted my Twitter account. It had over 25,000 followers. Here’s why…
About a year ago, I really loved Twitter. It was a lot of fun and it was great for communicating with people and for getting into all sorts of discussions. But as Twitter has grown, it’s become full of NOISE. Even, though, my follower count has risen, the response to my tweets has been on a steady decline. The reason is simple…
There’s just more and more noise on Twitter. People are following so many people that single tweets are easily missed in someone’s timeline. I’ve confirmed this decline with many other Twitter users. And it’s only going to get worse.
I won’t say anymore because all is not as it seems. The post was designed to spark debate and it has certainly done that on Twitter. Read on to find out more.
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