So I got some nice piece of hate mail because I unfollowed someone. It happens: occasionally, I rip the weeds out of the herby green garden of my precious Twitterville. Nothing serious, just me quietly slipping out of an internet connection between two consenting adults. I cannot see Joey going ballistic because I stop watching Friends. But this Twitter Joey did.
*sigh*. After calling me lots of interesting names (since when is “intellectual” a swear word?) he signed off with the killer question: “what did I do wrong that caused you to unfollow me”.
The nice guy in me wants to go the easy way: It’s NOT you Joey, it’s ME. But I need to be fair to myself. Joey: it IS you.
Your profile is not filled in. You have not tweeted in a 117 days. By my standards, you’re Cyber dead. RIP Joey.
Out of courtesy, I follow everyone back by default. And there is indeed stuff that can cause that little click on the red unfollow bottom. I hate automated DM’s. I’m notorious impatient with everything that even reeks of spam. I do not want to know how to get another couple of thousands of new followers. I have no room for call girls, lady boys and latex underwear sellers. I hate rude and racist people. I do respect your religion, but I do not want to appear on your “to convert” list. If you have anger issues go to a specialized doctor, but keep your ranting out of my stream. My life is way too short for Trolls that nag on all and everything. I do not need extra inches down-there, thank you very much! If you’re fake, shallow, uninteresting or boring… if you’re live tweeting the scores of your favorite baseball game. I cannot deal will personalities that have an ego bigger than my computer screen. I will even unfollow you when I cannot detect a frizzling interesting personality. Or if you’re Justin Bieber.
See? It IS you! 😉