The Twitter DM Spam and Scam Rant
A brilliant blogger once wrote the only rule on social media is “don’t spam” and everything else is fair game. Unfortunately not everyone plays by this rule and this really grinds our gears!
Take a look at our rant about social media spam scams and practicing proper Twitterquette.
In the Attention Era no one wants to be bombarded with more spam. We’re already overloaded with junk emails, telemarketers’ phone calls, and Facebook invites. We don’t need our inbox flooded with automated direct messages (DMs) as well.
To us automated DMs are not a great way to start a conversation, in fact its a way to get ignored. Not only is it impersonal but its just plain annoying and turns people off. Most of the time we just click delete without even bothering to read them.
Personally engaging with your followers by tweeting at them is much more effective. It not only establishes a relationship but shows off your personality, something auto DM spam and follow/unfollow scams do not do well. Not to mention personal tweets are a lot tougher to ignore.
Now we understand its your choice to use Twitter how you please, but enough is enough. If this trend of auto DMing on Twitter continues, Trey and James’ may have to become the Twolice (Twitter Police) to put an end to this scam.
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Thanks for your Attention!
- Trey Cochran, James Sather, and the rest of the Attention Era Media team.
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