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How not to twitter

http://web.me.com/hydra9/Site_5/Blog/Entries/2009/5/4_How_not_to_twitter.html

I am hydra1970 on twitter <http://twitter.com/hydra1970>.

For the most part I am pretty adapt at using social media. I was on
LinkedIn<http://www.linkedin.com/pub/0/67/264>since the beginning and
been using Facebook since early 2007 but I was late
to Twitter.

I did not see the appeal of Twitter as you can see the same updates of your
network from Facebook.

Then I went to a recruiter training and they explained how it could be used
for sourcing and getting the word out about jobs beyond your network. So I
signed up.

Did not have a whole lot of followers so I signed up for this free service
where you add followers and they follow you.

Big mistake. Having a large network on LinkedIn makes sense as it makes it
easier to search the entire database but I was soon following 2000 people
that was mostly twittering about a bunch of nonsense. At first I was
manually removing each one but I did not have a week so I reached out to Adam
Jackson <http://twitter.com/adamjackson> who is one of the most learned on
the use of social media. He recommend that I use one of these bulk unfollow
tools<http://www.dragonblogger.com/bulk-unfollow-in-twitter-with-mutuality/>,
but in the end I had to shutdown the account and then re-open it.

If you are following/followed by people for the number and not out of
interest, Twitter is a tremendous waste of bandwidth so avoid those services
to add followers. I would rather be followed by twenty who want to read my
updates than 2000 that are doing it to increase their number.

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