In yet another attempt to discover Twitter’s value, I started following more people yesterday.
Then I spent time lurking and trolling, reading and scrolling.
My dominant impression: there’s a whole lot of huckstering going on.
Hence, the following invitation:
Please join me today (and every Wednesday until further notice) in unfollowing at least one clamorous social media huckster who is ruining the twittersphere (and poisoning the content marketing space) with incessant tweets of formulaic headlines and links to vapid blog posts that are nothing more than recycled and reshuffled pabulum.
You know the type.
Their headlines look like this:
[number] Secrets To Success In [social_network_here]
[number] Common Mistakes [Bloggers | Facebook Admins | Marketers | etc.] Make
[number] Absolutely Essential Resources For [something]
Taka a stand with me and let these people know you won’t reinforce their cynical attempts to game the system of online reputation building by teaching others how to game the system of online reputation building.
Let others know whom you’ve unfollowed by posting their Twitter handles along with the hashtag #SayNo2Hucksters.
Here… I started:
Today I unfollowed @jeffbullas – #SayNo2Hucksters
— nSiteful Jeff Cohan (@jdcohan) July 3, 2013
PS: Earn extra points for unfollowing anyone listed as one of the Top Social Media Power Influencers of 2013 by Forbes.
PPS: Don’t limit your unfollowing to Wednesdays.
Mick Haensler says
Just found this Jeff. Thought you would enjoy something I wrote a few months ago and just had the guts to publish.
Jeff Cohan says
Too, funny, Mick! Your critique of Social Media “gurus” like Bullas is most right-on.
PS: How did you find my post?
PPS: So, did my post help encourage you to finally publish yours?
PPS: I’m following you on some of your social networks now. Always like to find like-minded peeps.