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Losing Interest in Twitter and it’s associated problems

Well…Twitter has taken a backseat to other more reliable sites lately…for a variety of reasons…the main ones being ( in no specific order ):

1. excessive questionable product marketing

2. spam DM’s

3. link spamming to less than reputable sites

4. problems with the followers and following lists changing without doing anything  ( eg. I apparently unfollowed over a 100 people the other day and I didn’t do it…and this is not the first time this has happened )

5. too many third-party games that are being promoted, and DMed, even though many of these games lack, or are missing entirely, a proper privacy policy or terms of use

6. being unable to unfavorite favorites and other associated issues

7. 140 characters is not enough to have a good conversation with anyone

Overall I am very disappointed with Twitter…I’ve made some good friends, but the limitations of Twitter are not conducive to maintaining those relationships beyond mere quips…

I was never much of a chat person…I prefer the comfort of a forum where you can have extended conversations and really get to know the people you are talking to.

Which is why we created TwitBlip

I really think my days at Twitter are numbered…as I have increasing less interest in being there.

I will continue to promote my friends and my Best Twitters to Follow” List…and make the occasional comment …but I think that my presence there will be random at best.

My friends can continue to catch me on Blip.fm

and at TwitBlip

and you’re always welcome to visit our sites and leave comments ( checked often 😀 )…we like comments 😀

I’ll still be around Twitter…just not very often.

3 Responses to Losing Interest in Twitter and it’s associated problems

  1. Butterose April 13, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Yes I did or I wouldn’t have used a specific member name. The only way I got to leave a comment is because it shows on my dashboard as both a draft and a published piece. I can access the published piece entry, NOT the draft. 😀

  2. admin April 13, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Hi Darlin 😀 You know you’re responding to a draft? No one but us can see this post. I never published it because I wasn’t finished with it, then I folded Twitblip…so I never did finish it…but I don’t want to get rid of it either as I might find a use for it.

  3. Butterose April 11, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    If you take a look at all of the reasons you have listed here, almost all of them apply to the people that use Twitter, rather than the software itself. People have taken a chat room and created something they believe has power and influence. Remember DJKevyK or his other ID, crusaderz4life? He left because it became, in his mind, all about self promotion and fakes. He felt he was being used, nothing but a number to people he truly thought cared.

    It’s like the numbers started going up and people bought in to the popularity they thought that brought them. Most of those large follower numbers are nothing more than bots, and the big numbers are what they apparently seem to want.

    I think that has something to do with why so many signed up but didn’t really use Twitblip. Go to Twitter and you have all those followers to engage with immediately. That’s not something that’s going to happen in a forum. Without that immediacy of response, something isn’t being satisfied. I find myself really ambivalent to Twitter sometimes because although I like to write, and I enjoy the give and take of comment input, I do what I do for me and I’m not someone who needs the illusion that I’m popular. I’d rather sit and read what others write and sometimes wonder what in hell I’m doing online anyway. 😀

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