Thursday, April 8, 2010

Life Gripe: All Twitter Peeps Deserve Respect

All Twitter Peeps Deserve Respect

Recently I came across several blogs about twitter posting etiquette and why certain people don’t want to follow or shouldn’t follow other peeps on twitter. Some tweet about their celebrity or related, their day to day schedules, moment to moment activities, interesting stories, informative links or just idol chit chat with their friends. So who is to say who's tweets are the “good” tweets and who's are the “bad” tweets? Who is right and who is wrong? What give’s YOU the right?

Yes there are some tweets that are not interesting and certainly don’t interest me. There are tweets that are basically just noise. Moreover, there are tweets that are all business, tweets that are just about celebrity status, marketing, quotes, and some just plain mumbo jumbo. Yes, some annoy me greatly, some don’t interest me in the least. But the fact of the matter is, we all are equal and have equal rights and deserve respect in the twitterverse to post what we want, when we want and to whom we want.

Yes there is a basic twitter etiquette we all need to and should follow.  And most with common sense know how to do that.  But still we all must respect each other and let others have the freedom to tweet what it is they are there to tweet. Their tweets may not be important to you, but they are obviously important to that person or else they wouldn’t have tweeted them in the first place. So if you are not interested in their tweets, here‘s a suggestion, use Tweet Deck and sort your columns by interest and importance. And if your not interested, why are you following them in the first place? My guess is, you requested to follow them in the first, just so they would follow you and read “your important tweets”? For shame. Here’s an a simple concept and idea, don’t follow them, that will solve the problem, period.

Today's Life Quote:

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
~Jane Addams (1860 - 1935), Speech, Honolulu (1933)

1 comment:

  1. I keep different columns, but just so I can keep track of people! :)