Twitter has really become my number one social network tool. I love the micro-blogging it allows. The freedom to talk to others around the world without all the fuss with pages and apps and music getting in the way of what is truly important to me. I love how everything breaks on Twitter. News stories, deaths, anything and everything is reported first on Twitter. But with eveything it does have its drawbacks, and lately I have seen those firsthand.
I blogged on my personal site about the lies I have found others tell on Twitter, but this post is not about that. It’s about how some folk on Twitter, act is if there is some sort of velvet rope one has to cross to even communicate with them. For these individuals, I call them Twitter Snobs.
A Twitter Snob can be defined as one who wants to use the advantages of the network, but who doesn’t want to play by the rules. Instead of reciprocation, they take credit for things themselves, and want folk to follow them but don’t want to follow back. Now of course I understand that most people aren’t going to follow each and every person whom follows them. I for one don’t, especially with the spam and bots problem that consistently plagues the site. But if you have 11,000 followers and you are following 20 and you aren’t some sort of celebrity, it shows me that you aren’t really interested in communicating with others, or at least, you are only willing to let a “select chosen few” into your domain.
I don’t agree with this. I believe that if someone would be a positive reflection on your Twitter stream, you should add them. Or if you don’t feel like adding them,at least acknowledge them back when they talk to you. I know everyone wants to be a star on Twitter these days but I don’t think anyone is beyond approach. No one is better than anyone else, celebrity or not, so it pains me when I see this foolishness online.
For the most part, in my Twitter stream, I converse with everyone who engages me in conversation and I have reached out to others utilizing the same respect. No matter if you have 50 followers or 50,000, if you have something interesting to say, I will reply back and maybe even follow you if I feel the urge.
How do you feel about this subject?Are you a Twitter Snob? Do you feel that Twitter has become a sort of velvet rope for the web? Express yourself!
P.S., For those who want to follow me, you can follow me on @TheCubicleChick page or on my personal page @Dannigyrl. My personal page is private (for many reasons) but if you send me a request, most likely, I will add you!)