QUICK NOTE...Update: 9/7/19
First of all, my heart goes out to all those affected by the recent heinous weather outbreaks, most recently being Hurricane Dorian. We were right in the path of Hurricane Michael (like so many others), and we're still trying to get back in our home. Things are very slow to progress towards normalcy...and every day presents a new headache/nightmare to deal with. Hopefully by month's end, we'll be back in there to start the next leg of recovery. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my bookish adventures. It helps remind me I'm not alone in this crazy journey called life.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Food for Thought: Twitter Etiquette?
While going about my daily Twitter activities of tweeting, and retweeting, I swapped over to my "@ME" messages to discover one from a "newbie" follower. To repeat (*COUGH*retweet*COUGH) it without an actual quote, it's message was simply that I had too many contest tweets and retweets so they were "un-following" me. (PAUSE.....just giving you time to let that sink in..) After my I was certain my eyes weren't deceiving me (I mean I have glasses, but this made me think I had someone else's), I stopped to consider their "complaint".
Twitter was created for (okay, if not created for, then used for at the very least) social networking and more recently "business" networking. If one doesn't tweet, one can not participate. If one sees an AWESOME tweet about whatever it may be without sharing a re-tweet, than that flow of information has been cut short. I don't care if it's about a new book (do I really DO care...that's not what I meant...keep reading), your recent trip to the movies, or your new puppy (love puppies...want to pet and hug and oh, wait, I've off track again...), it's up to me whether I read it, pass it along, or ignore it all together.
I would like to open this topic up to YOU, the readers of this blog. What are your thoughts on the whole Twitter phenomenon? Love it? Hate it? Follow all, none, or somewhere in-between? Is there a limit to what you will "allow" when you follow someone? Thoughts, comments, feedback...bring on the friendly discussion of this rather interesting (in my opinion) "debate".....
Until next time....happy reading! (Retweet!) (sorry, I couldn't resist)