Twitter noise

If you’re on Twitter, symptoms I bet you have one of these types in your list too: the type who have decided to use Twitter as their personal blog.  The kind that have extended conversations about the same topic over and over and over and over again.

I’ve got somebody like that in my list.

In the last hour, page I’ve received 31 tweets. Of those, cost 24 have come from a single person.

Wait, just got another. 25 tweets in a single hour. Shut up already! Or, if you have that much to say, get a blog!

I’m tempted to de-list the noisy one, but he is well known in my industry, and I do find some of the tweets interesting. I just think that this is getting old fast.

How do you do it? I mean, how do you handle the tweeter who won’t shut up? Do you de-list? Are you ever the noisy one? Do you think before you tweet? Or do you think that you shouldn’t have to?

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3 Responses to Twitter noise

  1. anony mouse January 20, 2009 at 5:22 pm #

    I use TweetDeck and define a Group that includes everyone I’m following except the noisy ones. Because one of the annoying things is that their noise often caused me to miss the tweets of the less prosaic, and they’re the ones I really wanted to read..

  2. paul January 20, 2009 at 6:21 pm #

    @anony mouse – A great idea. I’ll have to check it out! Thanks!

  3. Sheila Loring February 17, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    I know what you mean. I used to follow a well-known professional in my industry, but his hourly tweets got to be a bit too much.

    Before I tweet, I always consider whether the information will be useful or humorous to my followers. My followers probably don’t care when I wake up. I don’t care about every frustration or problem someone is having at work! But sometimes you never know when some random piece of information is interesting — like where a person is traveling.

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