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How do I stack up on twitter? Infographic showdown

Infographics of me vs @tcar, me vs. @beattyj, and me vs @evo_terra. Due to Evo’s popularity and social media presence I thought it would be interesting.  In any case,  a fun little twitter bug. I like how it knows I like beer. And that it thinks Jason is a rapper. HAHAHA

The infographics after the jump. Continue reading How do I stack up on twitter? Infographic showdown

Twitter annoyances

Generally, I really enjoy using Twitter.  I’m not exactly sure why that is, but all in all I like it.  I think it mostly has to do with exposing me to a subset of people that I don’t get in my IRC and IM windows.  However, there are some trends in use that piss me off…

  1. Thanking people for following you. Stop it, right now, everyone.  Just freaking stop it.  If over 1% of your tweets are thanking people for following you, I will smack you when next I see you.  Maybe I’m bucking the etiquette, but this annoys me more than anything else.
  2. Feeling that you need to follow the people that follow you. No, you don’t.  Its a broadcast medium, and while it can be used for chat, it doesn’t mean you have to.  The closer your following:follower ratio is to 1:1 the less I think you actually have to say and thought you put into Twitter.  If you’re reading the whole world, how to you have time to create your own thoughts?
  3. Changing your avatar more often then you change underwear. You’re not that pretty nor witty, knock it off.
  4. Tweeting only that you have a new blog post. Stop it! I already have an RSS reader, kthx.

That’s my top four.  I’m sure I’m guilty of some from time to time, but damn it, stop it! I try to.  And I’m sure I’ll come up with more, maybe I’ll make this a series.

She’s gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.

Evo Terra tweeted the following:

“If you haven’t been bookmarked, retweeted and blogged, you might as well not have existed.” – Will be part of the next Found Things.

Which, for some reason inspired me to parody Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything:

I don’t want to blog anything, tweet anything, or podcast anything as a career. I don’t want to blog anything tweeted or podcasted, or tweet anything blogged or podcasted, or podcast anything blogged, tweeted, or podcasted, or retweet anything blogged, tweeted, or podcasted. You know, as a career, I don’t want to do that.

[Update: Evo explains the origin of his comment.]

Now you have two problems… again

Even though I use Twitter, I can appreciate mocking it.

With a tip of a hat to jwz, in response to reading Dr. Horrible’s twitter feed, Dave said

Some people, when they are having site availability problems, think, ‘I know, I’ll put up status on twitter!’  Now they have two site availability problems.

And one should not forgot Skottie Young’s post from yesterday on twitter.