This morning I woke up and couldn’t fine my friends. They were all drowning!!! Drowning in a sea of tweets from people I don’t know!
See, a few weeks ago I decided I would just follow most anyone who followed me, not something I would advise. Over the past week I have noticed it has been harder and harder for find my friends. I use Seesmic most of the time and had columns set up with my friends in them. The problem came when I upgraded to Windows 7. Suddenly I was faced with the task of regrouping people. Not something that is easy to do, especially when you are following a lot of people. Either I could spend my time watching my “river” looking for my friends to scoop out OR I could spend an hour or so unfollowing almost everyone. I choose the later. Suddenly my river is clean and pollution free!!
So why did I unfollow you??
I unfollowed well over 1000 people and there is a chance I didn’t mean to unfollow you, but I probably meant to….
people I didn’t really know
people who use API programs to post a little too many tweets at one time
some politicians who were using twitter in all of the wrong ways and for all of the wrong reason
some politicians who I knew for a fact had never seen what twitter.com looked like
and just anyone I didn’t really like
Twitter is like real life in a way… over the past year or two I have met a ton of new people, some I like, some I don’t. Very few of those people would I want to listen to them talk and complain non-stop for days. So, like in real life, I had to decide who I really wanted to listen to and who I would prefer see from time to time.
If I did unfollow you and you think I made a boo boo, send me a @mention.