This is a post that is well-overdue and I need to get it off of my chest. I’m very selective with who I follow on Twitter, I don’t want my feed cluttered with junk that I don’t care about.
The following points are the top 10 reasons why I unfollow people on Twitter:
1) You’re An Egghead
“an egghead”, I’m referring to the infamous default Twitter profile
pic, which is is an egg with a colored background. If you don’t take the
time to complete your profile on Twitter, I’m going to infer that you
won’t tweet anything of value or worth reading.
2) Your Tweets Aren’t In English
one is a no-brainer, in my opinion. Unlike the other nine reasons
listed here, this point is probably the one that some can’t help. If you
can’t write in English, I can’t read it; if I can’t read it, I’m not
cluttering my Twitter feed with your tweets.
3) Your Tweets Are In English, But I Still Can’t Understand Them
Yes, I know Twitter limits you to 140 characters, and because of that, sometimes you need to use some acronyms.
when you tweet “Ova wit, yeen, finna, wazzam?, Truu, you flexxin, bruh,
fa sum, Bet” (Yes, that is an actual tweet…IN English), you might as
well tweet in Cantonese I’ll understand just as much….then I’ll
4) You Tweet Way Too Much
life, no one likes the person who just doesn’t shut up; the same goes
for Twitter. If I open my Twitter feed and your tweets take up 8 of the
10 spots, you’re getting the axe.
5) You’re Always Trying to Sell Me Something
if you’re a brand, the occasional self-promotional tweet is okay and
tolerable, but when you do nothing but try and use Twitter as an
advertising tool and not an engagement tool, you’re doing it wrong.
6) You’re A Sucker and You Always Click On Those Stupid Spam Tweets, Which In Turn, Spam Me
FLASH!!! No one is saying nasty things about you and no one took a
naked picture of you. STOP being so gullable and clicking on those
links. If it seems fishy, it probably is, even if it is from someone you
know; chances are, they got hacked.
7) You’re Offensive and Vulgar
straight forward here. While social media is a great way to express
yourself, you still need to conduct yourself and your words in such a
way that it would not make your grandmother blush or your boss fire you.
8) You Rant About Politics
Keep it to yourself unless it provides true, unbiased insight.
9) You’re A Beggar/Pity Party
likes the “oh, woe is me” girl, and when you consistently post how bad
your life/situation is, you only make us hate you. Oh, and stop begging
me for retweets; how about tweeting something interesting for a change?
Then, I might retweet you.
And last but not least…
10) You Don’t Add Twitter Value
I follow a person or brand, I do so with the intention that their
tweets will benefit me in some way. If you want to add value to your
tweets, share links, interesting articles, cool photos, etc. It’s rare
that a tweet without a some sort of link is of any use to anyone (aside
But those may just be my Twitter pet peeves. What makes you want to unfollow someone?