It’s funny, the more and more people you follow on twitter the more and more challenging it becomes to “pay attention”. You just can’t do it if you don’t use some kind of twitter monitor like Tweetdeck , Hootsuite, Seesmic, or any others of the like, one of my favorites right now is SocialOomph because it makes it easy to engage those looking to engage me. The funny thing is I actively use them all to stay on top of new advances so I can share the best option for each specific client, but I digress, let’s get back to the Twitter Vomit, which I notice taking up complete columns of updates, especially in the am. What is Twitter Vomit?
Twitter Vomit, has been brought up by others and the definition that I thought sums it up is:
Twitter vomit: What happens when people sign on to Twitter and spew forth 5 or more tweets in a row. These guys typically leave their mark (so to speak) then they’re not heard from for the rest of the day. “Whoa, did you see all the twitter vomit from @lerickson today? Jeeze.”
Clipped from “Twitter vomit” and other observations.
Posted by: leeerickson on: November 7, 2009
When you see someone post a bunch of self-serving tweets in a short amount of time, watch your feet, because the vomit is a spewing. The lesson should be obvious, but appears it is not. Rather then load up your twitter shotgun blasting your followers, try “dripping” your post out throughout the day. Sure you have a message you are trying to get out, but most people will begin tuning you out, or running from the stench.
Have you ever had that conversation with someone who talks with such ferocity that you can not get a word it? You find yourself screaming in your head “Shut up….Shut up….for the sake of all that is good, please Shut up!!! and they keep going on, well you don’t want to be that person. BTW if you’re not sure what I am talking about, bad news, you might be that person:(
The Key to avoiding being guilty of Twitter Vomit? Remember that social media is an interactive platform, not a radio broadcast, it is a conversation. God gave you one mouth and two ears so that you may listen twice as much as you talk. Only by showing others that you care, and are interested in them, will they show interest in you.
Avoid Twitter vomit, call on the Head of Lettuce Media team to help you maximize your twitter presence while being twitter friendly:)