Friday, November 20, 2009

So it finally has happened!

So yesterday I made one of many changes I am in the process of implementing, some of which may not be relevant to you, but they are changes that I must make all the same for myself.

One change is to seperate myself from twitter for a while, it could be for a week, a month, 6 months who knows.

Why am I needing to this, well for starters I have been on twitter for nearly 2 and half years and when I began there were very few people on it, now I have amassed 2400 followers and I am following 1600 of them! Dont get me wrong I love all my followers and I also love the majority of people I am following, but Twitter themselves in my opinion have destroyed what made twitter the success which it has enjoyed the past year, in a few ways.

Retweeting nowadays is just annoying and relentless, the spam bots are taking over, finding new ways to infiltrate your twitter stream and even direct messages. Marketing people are now following me which I thought was great since I am in advertising but when all they do is spam their stuff at you it starts to get a bit grating, the most important thing for me that has changed on twitter is the fact that it is now proving hard to follow conversations between people cause you no longer see tweets that are directed to people you dont follow, this is how I have found a lot of the early people I follow and still do to this day, I found this to be the biggest mistake that twitter HQ made, finally the time spent on twitter for me is insane.

Obviously since you are all on twitter you should be able to understand where I am coming from.

I will also say I will be checking into twitter every now and again so DM me if you need to talk or whatever!


  1. I agree with you re. the mistake Twitter made. I'll also be sad to see you go. I hope you come back though. Or that you use this time wisely and build an alternative to Twitter that we can all jump over to!

  2. It'll never last John. Quitting Twitter is so April 2009 :)

    I agree on the noise and marketing. It has been my problem all along. It is a broadcasting tool esentially.

    We also can't complain though as it was all of us who were going on about it telling anybody who would listen that they needed to join.

    I agree that they have fucked it up with so many little changes. If it ain't broke don't fix it :)

    ou'll be back soon though :)

  3. Mary Rose I am sure I shall come back at some point just not setting a date for my return just need a break from it.

    Niall - LOL at April 2009, yes some of the problems have been cause d by us ourselves although I do believe the changes afoot on twitter are so much more to blame, as I said to Mary Rose above I am sure I shall be back, having massive turns of cold turkey here already! lol

  4. A break will be good for you, get to see what life is like on the other side. I woudn't be making a drama out of it though.