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Top 5 Tweets I Hate to See

Twitter Trends - The Anti-Social MediaI’m on vacation this week. This post was originally posted on April 12, 2010.

There are certain types of tweets I see over and over in my twitter stream daily that drive me nuts.  These type of tweets are uninspired, vague, or just idiotic.  They clutter the internet, and everyone can do better than to keep spreading this crap.  Here are my top five types of tweets that get my blood boiling:

  1. Inspirational Quotes – There’s nothing worse than a contrived little pick me up jammed into 140 characters.  You might not be able to get through work without those nuggets of wisdom, but spare the rest of us.
  2. The Rogue Link – When you post a link with no explanation, I think your account is hacked and you’re trying to infect me with malware.  Always use a headline, and a URL shortener.
  3. The Intentional Details Omission – I wish I could tell you more about this tweet, but I can’t to save my reputation.
  4. The Insane Hashtag – #noonecanreadtheseorusesthemmorethanonce
  5. The Mashable Retweet – You aren’t sharing interesting, original content.  Try and find and share insightful, well-written article that hasn’t been retweeted a million times.

What kinds of tweets do you hate?

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9 Responses to Top 5 Tweets I Hate to See

  1. Rich Meyer August 1, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    Thank you for adding Mashable to your list. I have never seen such a highly plastic hypes site that says nothing yet the owner thinks he is a rock star

  2. Janet Kennedy August 1, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    Ordinarily I would say the “pity me” tweets but as I was in a car accident this weekend I really want to tweet about it and generate some sympathy for myself. I guess that falls into the use of social media to validate a pathetic life? Whoa – very depressing but as you are the Anti-Media I think I get to express that here?

    I am fine (physically) by the way. Just really bummed about the car and the hassle of what to do next.

  3. Morgan August 1, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    I only share Mashable when I really like one of their posts. But otherwise, you’re right about all of the above. I especially hate the rogue link. Do people really click on those?

    Hope you’re having fun on vacation!

  4. Morgan Siem August 1, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    Aw, you’re a meanie 🙂 I like the inspirational quotes sometimes. I agree with you on the rogue links, though.

  5. Megan August 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    I definitely see your points and absolutely hate #2 & 3, but the others can have their time and place!! I personally like inspirational quotes – and based on the number of people who RT them, I’m not the only one. Mashable — true. Long hashtag — true, but can be funny.

  6. Aaron Lee August 1, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    6) The anti social media blogpost haha! kidding!
    Good post!

  7. Suzi August 2, 2011 at 4:48 am #

    6. good morning twerps
    7. good night tweeters
    8. happy weekend to everyone in the twittersphere

  8. Robyn August 2, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    Twitterscopes… I follow some people who publish their horoscope…daily! But I don’t unfollow because everything else they say is interesting. Very odd.

  9. DaveHoward August 3, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    When you retweet Mashable, you have official become one of “the douchebags from Marketing”

    Unless it is your own article.