Unfollow-A-Huckster Wednesday

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Social Media Guru Twitter FeedIn yet another attempt to discover Twitter’s value, I started following more people yesterday.

Then I spent time lurking and trolling, reading and scrolling.

My dominant impression: there’s a whole lot of huckstering going on.

Hence, the following invitation:

Please join me today (and every Wednesday until further notice) in unfollowing at least one clamorous social media huckster who is ruining the twittersphere (and poisoning the content marketing space) with incessant tweets of formulaic headlines and links to vapid blog posts that are nothing more than recycled and reshuffled pabulum.

You know the type.

Their headlines look like this:

[number] Secrets To Success In [social_network_here]

or

[number] Common Mistakes [Bloggers | Facebook Admins | Marketers | etc.] Make

or

[number] Absolutely Essential Resources For [something]

Taka a stand with me and let these people know you won’t reinforce their cynical attempts to game the system of online reputation building by teaching others how to game the system of online reputation building.

Let others know whom you’ve unfollowed by posting their Twitter handles along with the hashtag #SayNo2Hucksters.

Here… I started:

PS: Earn extra points for unfollowing anyone listed as one of the Top Social Media Power Influencers of 2013 by Forbes.

PPS: Don’t limit your unfollowing to Wednesdays.

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Jeff and his wife, Margie, are the proud parents of Sarah and Jake. Jeff is the founder, president and chief cook and bottle washer of nSiteful Web Builders, Inc., a Web development and Internet Consulting firm. In his spare time, Jeff builds Web sites and Web applications, plays guitar, putters around in his basement woodworking shop, mercilessly spoils his grandchildren, and creates videos from more than two decades of home movies. His current video project is an extended montage of people (mainly family members) asking him to stop filming them.

2 thoughts on “Unfollow-A-Huckster Wednesday

    • Too, funny, Mick! Your critique of Social Media “gurus” like Bullas is most right-on.

      PS: How did you find my post?

      PPS: So, did my post help encourage you to finally publish yours?

      PPS: I’m following you on some of your social networks now. Always like to find like-minded peeps.

      JC

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