Twitter is by far my favorite social networking tool. It’s easy to find tweeps with similar interests as well as keeping in touch with the world.
However, there are a few downfalls.
- Unprotected accounts can be seen by anyone and everyone (including family and employers).
- Protected accounts, if you’re a blogger or have a business, you can only reach those who you allow to see your tweets.
- Those chronic whiney tweeps. Ugh, how annoying!
- Those damn sex bots who continue to follow you!
- Limited to 140 characters
But, that’s ok. Most of those I can deal with however, let’s look at #3. Those chronic whiney tweeps that are always complaining about their health, whining about their life (ie., kids, lack of money, spouse, significant other), or the ones crying out “Listen to me”!
Now I’m guilty of tweeting a rant or two tweet. I’m human. I get pissed off. I want to let it out. I tweet it! But I have followed some folks that are chronic and to be honest, it’s a MAJOR downer! I’ve been weeding out negativity out of my real-time life and definitely don’t want it in my social networking life.
Unfortunately, you either put up with those kind of tweets or your UNFOLLOW the person. This is where it get’s a tad sticky. Some tweeps probably could care less if you unfollow them or not. But then there are those. The ones that will find a way to send you messages asking why you UNFOLLOWED them and then tweet bad things about you in twitter-land. No biggy, right? Eh, just shake it off.
That’s the way I see it. Once again, YOU have a CHOICE who you want in your social networking life. If someone is an asshat and you don’t like it, UNFOLLOW em. If they are persistent in being an asshat, BLOCK em! Unfortunately, if you have an UNPROTECTED account, again, anyone can read your tweets…..even if they haven’t official FOLLOWED you.
So there’s not much you can do about that, except PROTECT your tweets. If you’re like me, you want to reach ALL of Twitter, not just a select few that you allow to Follow you. So, just suck it up! Continue on with your life and smile knowing that someone or several someone’s think about you that much that they will “sneak” to read your Twitter feed!
I know a lot of you are on Twitter, so I’d like to know What other downfalls have you found on Twitter? Have you had “issues” with Tweeps and or “sneaks” reading your TL?