I'ts definitely an apples vs. oranges comparison and I wish people in the tech field would leave it alone. It's not even an interesting discussion. They are just too different.
Nice description. I propose another: Take this same person who enjoys corresponding with 100's of people by writing letters. Everyday, the mailman brings a stack of replies from her friends around the world. She smiles and looks forward to reading them while sipping her afternoon tea.
Eventually, the mail system gets an upgrade. Now, every letter sent to her in reply is delivered instantly to her home. It seems as if there is a constant flow of mail, letter after letter, falling through the slot in her front door. She can't seem to focus on any one letter as she becomes distracted by the new arrivals.
The quantity of letters she receives has not changed, only the method by which they are delivered. Her perception is what is different. Before, she couldn't see what was happening in the background, the massive amounts of letters that were flowing through the mail system, destined for her address. Now that she can, she is overwhelmed.
There is no real reason she has to change her habits, though. Just ignore the flow and focus on the item at hand. Leave that stack of mail by the door for later. Almost like she has a pause button or something.
Great post! I was just having a discussion on Twitter with someone who felt Obama wasn't doing a good job. I didn't agree with them as I don't feel we have enough information yet, but that's neither here nor there. The point is I told them I support the POTUS, mostly because of the US part. They had no clue what I meant and that's just sad.
Damn, she hit the nail on the head right there. I don't think she's talking about Beyonce directly, but Bey is definitely included in the group Silverman is referring to. Probably the same chicks that think they're I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T (do you know what that mean?), and the ones that think Ne-Yo and Jamie Fox are singing about them.
Not really any way to know if someone has auto-followed you, but I think it's just more of an issue to auto-follow others. Although, as I get more and more followers, I'm starting to wonder if I might change my mind on the subject. going through 50 to 100 Twitter profiles becomes tiresome :)
I agree. If you wouldn't do it in someone's face, you probably shouldn't do it online.
That's real grimy, right there. Thanks for the heads up. Not that I would ever click an ad anyway. "Chedda"? Come on...really?
Hrm, that must be why Blackbird only runs on Windows...
It all makes sense now :)
I thought it was pretty funny when I first saw it. Especially since it just links to Safari for download :)
I immediately unfollow anyone who sends me an automated DM of any kind that amounts to a pitch or call to action. As you say, there are some cases that get a pass, but not your average person.
I think, if one were to do some research on Twitter marketing, one might find some pretty "big" names and some self-proclaimed experts that advocate these auto-DM's. Most of the people doing the advocating are from a different marketing background (network/affiliate marketing, list-building) who have jumped on the social media bandwagon in recent years.