I’m all about the info, right? Like the Twitter 101 post, right? Of course, I am not sure it’s fair to call a pet peeve of mine information, and I may irritate people in the process, but I seem to be really good at that IRL this week, so why not bleed it right on into the the virtual world.
So, here goes.
It drives me nuts when people use “@” Twitters to reply to people like a chat room and I have no idea what the hell they are talking about.
Earlier in the evening…
JaneDoe: The garbage men left the trash cans strewn all over the street again.
Later in the evening…
JohnSmith: @JaneDoe I can’t believe they did that!!!
So then I am going: What? What happened?!? OMG! I am going CUT whoever hurt JaneDoe like that! … When really it’s a benign trash-related accident.
Or even better…
JohnSmith: @JaneDoe Totally.
I do realize these are all just bits of code thrown up in cyberspace, but was that really worth a tweet to everyone? There is this wonderful thing called a DIRECT MESSAGE where you can send these simple messages DIRECTLY to the person you are agreeing with without they rest of us seeing them! [cue angels singing!]
Or! If you can’t send a direct message to someone because you have sent 60 kojillion and they have blocked you (not saying that has ever happened to me or anything), try writing a whole sentence that the entire Twitterverse can enjoy.
JohnSmith: @JaneDoe My garbage men like to make sculptures with my trashcans.
And seriously. I know I’m nowhere near perfect. I am sure I do plenty of things that irritate people (on Twitter). Let’s not forget the time I twittered from SXSW about the Dirk Diggler panel, and used the word “cock” and it was like I peed in some people’s showers! With my cock!
So, bring it on. What are your Twitter pet peeves?
And if you aren’t on Twitter, why not?