So in theory I am always suppose to write positive comments about Social Media. You know all the good things, why it is great. How it can help you and your brand. Well today I thought I would try something different. Sharing with you things I do not like about Social Media. I think I will share these annoying things with you in list form. People like lists!
-Twitter Auto Direct Messages. Hate them! These annoying little DM’s with generic things like:
“I’m just a squirrel trying to find a nut in all this mess. In fact, I might just be a blind squirrel. And I’ve got nothing to sell you, link to you, or show you. I’m tired of all that other junk, aren’t you?”
Huh? Whats that all about? Why do I need to know this? ( I did not post a screen shot to save this person embarrassment)
-Getting random friend request on Facebook. Now, so you do not call me a hypocrite, I have a lot of friends on facebook. These are people I added that I just did not know. I stopped doing that about 8 months ago. I had a moment where I started sharing personal photos and got comments that were just not cool from people I did not know. That being said, I get about 10 friend requests a week from people I just do not know. We will have no friends in common, yet they want to friend me. It bugs. If friends are so important get a fanpage for your personal brand.
-Being judged on the number of Friends/Followers/Fans. What the heck? It is not a competition. Maybe that is why people do the above random friend requests. I hate the question ” How many people are you friends with? How many fans do you have? How many subscribers do you have? How many people do you plurk with? ” It is like you are being judged on how successful you are based on your personal worth by these numbers. It sounds cliche but I really do believe in “Quality vs Quantity” when it comes to those things. Yes, I know advertisers care about it, but we all are not here for that reason. (Yes, I am part of Ad.ly)
-People/Companies that are all about themselves, their brand, what they do with no interaction.. it is called SOCIAL media. Your suppose to be social. Talk with the community not at. I am talking to you CBS The Early Show, Sarah Silverman and McDonalds. (Yes McDonald’s you have over 1 million fans on FB. You should still talk with the community.)
-What drives you nuts about Social Media?