As a new “Tweeter”, I try to make sure I’m not following people “just because” and especially not just because they are following me. With that said, I have a few online/offline friends and some family that I follow but everyone else is there for the purpose of interest or support. Before I follow someone I check their Tweets, looking for different qualities: some links, some convo, some insight. A little bit of everything… and I try to stick to that format myself. I even go back through the people who have followed me that I didn’t want to follow back before, just to see if anything’s changed on their page.
So today, I hope will be the only time I have to Unfollow a fellow colleague. And I hope that I can follow this person again… maybe in a couple of days. While I’m sympathetic to other designers with crazy clients, I’m also but mildy amused, but more so annoyed… and questioning if this person knows the damage they are doing to their own name/branding.
That kind of bullshit is what a BLOG is for OR there are even sites that allow you to type more than 140 characters, which technically is no longer “micro-blogging”, but whatever. Behavior like this is just plain rude. Everyone that is following them has a timeline full of ONE person’s tweets. Unfair.
Now unless this person, who’s a fantastic designer (I’d link but there’s enough damage here), curses me out after this post… I’ll consider Re-Following soon.