The current keyword trending on Twitter is #unfollowme where people are discussing the reasons why you should unfollow them. At first when I saw this topic I just chuckled, but then I started thinking about it and got curious what was being said.
In certain ways this is the layman’s discussion about a common topic in social media. The value of Twitter relationships and how people use it for meaningful engagement.
The above image is just a sampling of the tweets, but they cover some of the wider spread issues.
- You are only interested in getting followers and not in engaging with your followers
- You think that a follow means a relationship- like any relationship, it takes work
- You think everything is about you, whether it is you tweeting or someone else
- You are scattered and have no POV
- You are not actually interested, or like, the person you are following
Ultimately the common thread for these tweets is that if you want to have real relationships on twitter, it takes real engagement and genuine interest. It is about the conversation which means talking to someone else. Retweeting their tweets. Responding to their posts. Writing back. Knowing and being interested in who they are.
You could imagine that many of the tweets for #unfollow me would be much the same as #followme.
- #followme if you like having conversations
- #followme if you want to have a twitter relationship
- #followme if you share information
- #followme if you have a distinct point of view
- #followme if you are actually interested in me
So what is your #follow me tweet?