Friday, February 25, 2011

I'm going to start tweeting less about the "retweet" button; those of who you who don't listen are on your own

I've repeated many times my detailed article about why people who use Twitter's faux-retweet button are just hurting themselves.

But no matter how many times I tweet about it, there are still people on twitter using that button.

I recognize that most of the people who follow me are aware of the problem, and most of the people unaware of the problem are people who are new to following me, but there comes a point when it's just plain rude to my followers to keep repeating the same thing over and over and over again.

And I'm tired of wasting my time editing faux-retweets when I want to retweet them, to try and make the misguided "retweeter" less invisible.

So my present game plan is:

1. I'm only going to tweet about this subject rarely... maybe once a month or less.

2. If I want to retweet something which is in the wrong, "invisible", format, too bad for the person who retweeted it. I'm not going to spend another minute of my time making visible people who elected to become invisible.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks to you I found out about the 'Classic Retweet' button and added it easily to my firefox..., but recently I noticed that when I used it, the included links are broken.
    Just wondering if this is another way for twitter to force us to use their button.

    Well, thanks anyway !


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