Worst Tweets I Want to Twrash
Twitter is a social networking microblog (Bend Oregon Restaurants is a MegaBlog) that you can access from the interweb, on a cellular telephone, or via text message. If you really don't know what Twitter is, think chat room for the elderly. Not as fast as a chat room would be and you don't need to stick around waiting for an answer or response, just check back in after digesting the early bird special. Anyway, with Twitter you can tell your “followers” every stupid detail of your lame ass life in 140 characters or less.
I try to be a nice guy as documented on my lovely comments and reviews about all sorts of goodie tooshies and sweetness. But I just can't get behind Twitter like everyone else seems to be. I think there is some value to following SOME people. I like when someone is posting anything of value like a link to a great resource. BUT there are those TwitterTools that let me down. A TwitTool will tweet anything and everything and don't bring anything of value to the conversation. Some of the worst tweets that really piss me off are:
Twitter-rea - "useless tweets" - "just woke up" - "off to work" - "need to poop"
Its all noise and I really don't care that you just woke up. I actually was wondering about adding this category as "useless" could describe a huge majority of tweets. Twitter-rea encompasses all of the following categories but I wanted to be more specific on the types that annoy me.
Going to sleep tweets - "Okay, REALLY signing off and going to bed this time!".
It is a waste of the 0.7 seconds it took for me to read that. Just go to sleep and shut the hell up. No one is going to miss you for the next 6 hours until you come back and post "just woke up."
Spam - No quote here but I'm sure you've seen em. My general rule for following anyone has been "You get two." If your first two tweets are lame and spammy, I'm out. Spammy tweets are sad.
New Blog Post tweets - "Blogging .... (inserted link to blog here)."
Nope, I won't click. I'm barely following you as it is, you're pushing your luck little man. Give me the title of the blog post or a hook to get me to click. Let me know where I'm about to go or why I want to go there.
Nothing to say tweets - "I have nothing tweet-worthy to say."
Then don't say a damn thing. With all the shit that is tweeted, you can't come up with anything? Maybe you should look up from your cell phone and be social for a second rather than simply texting in your worthless tweet while checking how many followers you have. No mystery on why that number isn't growing. I can't believe I'm following you. In fact, you just got unfollowed.
Spoiler or Watching TV tweets - "Watching bad TV on E!"
While this is horrible, this quote isn't nearly as bad as the spoiler tweets. In the age of the DVR, I don't think anyone should ever announce the winner of anything for at least a day. Announcing the winner of reality shows that I watch (like From G's to Gents) is not cool.
Speaking of which, I HATE when I'm at a social event and someone announces the score of a game. Just cause you weren't smart enough to record the game doesn't mean you need to show off your cell phone skillz by checking espn.com. Don't be a tool.
Follow my friend tweets - "follow this guy - he's cool!"
Twitter Greetings - "Hello Twitter my old friend, I've come to talk with you again..."
C'mon. Stop. Just don't. Really? C'mon. Twitter is not your friend.
Coffee tweets - "thinking about going to get my first cup of coffee..."
Look, I don't care that you're getting a cup of coffee or how much you need coffee or how much you LOVE coffee. This has to be the deal breaker for me. I can't take it. Everyday I sift through countless tweets about needing coffee as I sip from my Mug Revolution Handmade Coffee Mug (you're welcome Owen). Congrats on announcing your cracked out dependency to caffeine. I'll unfollow you now.
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