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There’s no such thing as “Twitter Debt”

If you follow me, I don’t “owe” you a follow.

It’s not an obligation, it’s not a debt, it’s not a transaction.

Read and follow who you want to read and follow. Talk with people you enjoy talking to. They’ll follow back if they feel like it.

Don’t worry if they don’t have time to read your stuff or reply to you. Everyone’s busy and everyone has to decide where to focus their limited attention and time.

Folks, this is supposed to be fun, not a new kind of work.

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  1. Lori June 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    Well said! I don’t have many followers, and I especially don’t have any that are true followers. I know most people follow me so I’ll follow them back. WRONG! I’ll only follow you if I really want to hear what you have to say.

  2. Shirley Thomas June 13, 2010 at 3:37 am #

    Truer word..!

    That’s the beauty of Twitter. You get to find people who interest you and keep up with information they share. It’s not about winning followers, not to mention about gathering flocks.

    It’s cool when you make connections and actually become friends but Twitter is an information mine (and a help center to me personally, L0L) and I am content with that.

  3. Knut June 13, 2010 at 5:50 am #

    Well, as we all know there is not the ONE solution which fits all. I use Twitter to share content without following this “monetize it” hype. It’s just about sharing information, making the one or the other connection and transfer some of these connections to a Facebook page or my Website. During the start I followed some hundred users to get into the game. Since then my account follow back automatically every user who follow me as a kind of “Thank you for being interested in my information”. To keep and stay in touch with those who share my personal interests I use TweetDeck. To me this is the perfect solution, but again: There isn’t the one-fits-all solution on Twitter given ;-)

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