To all those who use Twitter:
Please stop filling my public timeline with your automatically generated content. I don’t want to know your exact location. I don’t want to know what you just listened to on Last.FM. I don’t want to see what you just listened to or downloaded on iTunes. I don’t want to know what you just purchased. I don’t want to see your automatic welcome Tweets to new followers.
Have a nice day and thank you 🙂
Really, all of that information is what I consider to be crap if nothing else, noise. At this point, I follow 615 people on Twitter. The stream of information that is manually submitted to Twitter by these end users is what I am interested in the most. But you might be one of those people who thinks that streaming your Last.FM recently played tracks to Twitter would be an acceptable social thing to do so those who follow you can know the type of music you’re interested in. However, I am seriously wondering if Twitter is the appropriate place for people to be aggregating this information?
Why do I follow someone? It’s because of what the individual says in 140 characters or less. I could very well just block people or unfollow them to clean up my stream but in some aspects, it would be a shame to do so because these same people have very interesting things to say. I can’t control what they decide to aggregate through their account but I would like to see people aggregate that information to somewhere other than Twitter. Perhaps on a blog or an entirely separate Twitter account.
Am I the only one who feels this way?