For a while after I signed up with Twitter I managed to remember it about once a week but now that I’m following a couple of people who “tweet” regularly I’ve been checking it once or twice a day and posting something, not everyday but more often than I did at first. I would like to follow just a few more people but not too many or else I might waste all my time checking Twitter.
I got seven new followers today. Up until today I had a total of ten including spammers that I blocked. Of today’s new followers only one was definitely spam and a couple were sort of borderline. They post a lot of what looks legitimate but every few updates will be an advertisement. The others I’m really curious as to why they chose to follow me because none of them are the kind of people I would be interested in following. A lot of their updates were offensive and just the overall style is off-putting. I don’t know the etiquette regarding blocking. I don’t have to follow them so I don’t have to see any of their updates so it doesn’t really hurt me that they’re following me. It almost seems rude to block them but at the same time I’m not sure I want those people in my list of followers.
About spelling – being limited to only 140 characters I can accept abbreviations and acronyms and since some people are updating from their phones I can even accept all lower case. But since you’re limited to only 140 characters why on Earth would you use the word “and” when the correct word is “an”?
And one more thing – why do we use “tweet” as the verb when “twitter” itself is a perfectly acceptable verb? I don’t want to tweet I want to twitter. Tweeting sounds like something a little bit annoying. Twittering sounds… I don’t know… not annoying… like background noise I guess.