You’re following cool people, and you want to tell the world just how cool they are. TweetRandomizer.com is a site that will pick a random one of your friends once per day and announce to everyone:
You think you’re promoting people, but here’s the reality:
- Random data is useless. I don’t know WHY you’re following this user. It could be your wife, your doctor, your favorite TV personality, or one of your coworkers that guilted you into following them because they followed you first.
- Some people follow everybody. They just autofollow everybody back automatically, so they end up following Viagra dealers. I don’t want to take the time to figure out if you’re one of those wackos.
- There’s too many people using it. I’m starting to get a dozen messages per morning that are essentially random noise.
Bottom line: if you didn’t write it yourself, I don’t want to read it.
So I’m unfollowing anybody who uses this tool, or a tool like it to automatically send out random data. When you’re ready to write all your tweets yourself, let me know, and I’ll follow you again.