I’m still trying to find my way through what social media/”Web2.0” actually means to me.
I have accounts on lots of services, and use:
Twitter – a lot
Facebook – a bit
LinkedIn – a bit
I blog – a little
I glance at other services, share some photos on Flickr and follow a few folk on friendfeed. Prolific posters on any of the services, I tend to consume via RSS.
One of these is Robert Scoble, who is hugely well known – in certain circles – and has made a recent career about knowing things in this space.
I was staggered to see in his recent post Twitter’s platform shortcoming
… last week I learned that there are tons of followers who just follow you to get you to follow back
I thought everyone knew that. But then, there’s loads of stuff I don’t even know that I don’t know.
Why do *I* follow people?
I know you, you’re geographically close to me, I liked your blog post, someone I follow has @ replied with something of interest.
If you follow me, and you’re not immediately interesting, or your tweets are pushing links all the time… sorry, I won’t follow you.
I can’t remember ever knowing something before @scobleizer. I did this time.