I love being on and using twitter, but I do have a couple of pet-peeves. Not with twitter as much as with some of the people who use twitter (or rather the way they use twitter). One of my biggest is following accounts that aren’t “Social”
I know that no-one is pulling my arm and forcing me to follow anybody (doing so is by my choice), but what is really annoying to me is when someone follows me and I follow them back (thinking they will be an interesting tweep to follow), only to find that (as far as I can tell) a robot is running the account – Same tweets over and over and over and when you send a MT or DM they don’t respond = EVER. I’m not expecting people to sit on twitter and answer everything thing the second it comes out (or even to respond to every tweet you see – that would be impossible), but at least take a moment, in a timely manner, to respond to MTs & DMs. Businesses = good PR. When I get a return tweet from a business, etc it makes me feel good about them (ohh I know it’s probably a panel of people). But I digress…. The part that gets me about the whole problem above is that once I am in a follow/following relationship, I am reluctant to unfollow (unless of course there has been no activity for months).
Following people just to get followers and then not being Social in your interaction is, to me, very annoying. It tends to show that you are only interested in your business and the buttom dollar (and that’s it) – shows that you have no real interest in your customers, etc. It doesn’t take much really, just post a little about u once in awhile and a quick response (hell even a pre-done msg, unless specific question asked) to MTs & DMs is nice.
Remember the word is “SOCIAL Media” – Social, it means interacting and engaging w/ your followers (especially when your following them as well)!