Sunday, March 6, 2011

couldnt resist

i couldn't resist folks... i have had about enough of these unfollowers.  i've ranted against them, i've parodied them, i've confronted them, only to have them blame me for their behaviors...  they are time wasters, and the anti efficiency experts on twitter and the world over, they all have the same issues.

so i blew up this screenshot, well, because i'm on Ubuntu, which is not Windows Explorer... my Uncle Freddie calls it "Windows Virus"  ...  Ubuntu, although virus free, has some whacked out graphics tools i am not as familiar with...

so anyway, i wanted to point out my new strategy.  this is a screen shot of "Tweepi" a free interactive tool for following, and unfollowing.   i, like everyone else on Twitter think, "oh, my content is just so superb, these people will follow me, and stick, and not unfollow me later..."  sorry, doesn't matter their size either.  one kid, FreddyAmazin?  I remember him when he'd beg, and I do mean beg you to follow him, promising to follow back, which he did.  and a few months ago?  unloaded over 100k followers.... this is twitter, no rules apply.  he can do what he wants, but the disease is rampant.  i am working with some psychiatrists, and sociologists doing interviews with them, to try to understand the problem,  why do they do it?  i suspect that they will never be famous, their lives are boring, and having 200 followers and only follow 20 people gives them the delusion they are somebody.  i do know they get very very nasty when asked, so that tells us something as to what is going on in their minds.  nasty generally means some hidden stuff going on, and they take it out on those who's time they've wasted.

so i couldn't resist it anymore.  i've taken to not even following them.  i can spot the symptoms of course.  take this character, calls himself: "therealquailman"  has a follower to following ratio of 5402% of this writing.  who is he?  in my book, just another human posing as somebody, probably works at Wendy's, or is unemployed, and this is his outlet for being somebody he's not. frankly, i don't care, best of luck to him.

but the real reason i am writing this post, is that i found myself laughing, and laughing, and couldn't stop!

you see, every single time i log onto Tweepi to "reciprocate" and follow people back "who are following me, and i'm not following back" in Tweepi parlance?

there's the quail man!!  thinking i'm  amazed at his appeal

here's the ferret  not very amazed at all

funny beyond belief.  because i know as soon as i follow this guy, he's gonna unfollow me, and i'd rather not give him the satisfaction... so, it's a standoff, two immovable forces...there he sits across the ether, the virtual divide, waiting on the ferret to follow him back, and here i sit, laughing and laughing, and trying to figure out how to crop this photo in Ubunto for my readers...

why do they follow, and unfollow?  i'll cover that when i finish my discussions with the shrinks and put some of these warped behavioral issues in my book.

maybe if i follow him, i'll get a Wendy's coupon for a free softie


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  1. Love it! I am getting tweepi right now! Thanks and have some sparkly stuff for you!

  2. So THAT'S why my follow list is bigger. I've been scratching my head with my foot over that one. How can something as simple as (I thought) Twitter was, have so many degrees of deviousness? It really is like life. Only tweeter.

    Thanks for the pointers. :D

  3. I've never really devoted much energy to the follow/unfollow phenomenon. It seems to me that for every 1 that unfollows, I end up with 3 more following so it kinda evens out. Also, I've noticed that there might be some sort of glitch in the Twitter Matrix as it has, without my knowledge, unfollowed some folks I have no reason to unfollow. As a general rule, I don't unfollow 1st, but if I'm unfollowed, I DO return the favor. It's become part of my daily ritual to see who has unfollowed and for the most part, it's spammers I didn't follow back and was unable to simply block. All of that being said, I simply MUST get this Tweepi thing because, well, you can rarely have enough Twitter gadgets! :)

  4. Sammy you are my island in this sea of idiots. I am honored to follow you.

  5. Someone followed me yesterday. On his profile, he said he could get me "unlimited followers" for just $49. Wait...people PAY for followers? Are people so desperate to be perceived as popular that they will pay for someone to follow them? This is so beyond lame I can't even wrap my head around it. Incidentally, Mr. Super-Follow-Back had roughly 1000 fewer followers than me. I tend to keep most of my "real" followers because, like my profile says, I gain followers the old fashioned way: One annoying tweet at a time.

  6. As Feral_woman I tried to buy followers but my credit card was rejected. Story of my life.

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