Are you following me?

In this ever internet encroaching world that we live in, it is not so much who we are following but more who is following us!

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Yes of course the name of the game these days is to get followers. Some of us work hard at this as we realise the more Tweets we make as Twitters the more we will get noticed and followed. It’s part of this new world that we have created if we go un-noticed then we will fade into the ether. Each time I see that someone new is following me on Twitter or other social/business media I get a ping of excitement. What is great about it is that it is non intrusive, it’s controlled by free will and with that freedom comes the option to bow out at any time.

So what prompted me to write about this once again. Well it’s simply this, yesterday morning I went into my Facebook  page and spent just one hour on there scrolling through messages, requests for friendships from people I have never met and general postings. It was whilst scrolling down the page of postings that I noticed a deluge of ‘suggested posts’ in other words, advertising. I was astonished at the sheer volume. So I decided to spend that one hour recording all the ‘suggested posts’ and here they are, I hope they bore you as much as they do me….

Your Ready Business: BT Wifi: Net Finance Relief: Positive Money UK: Twinkledeals.com: Metaspoon.com: Expertmarket.co.uk: Rosegal.com: Money-Short-Cuts.com: Mercedes-Benz UK: Desinrr: Rosewholesale.com: Masterclass.com: Match UK: Taking card payment made simple: Drinkaware: Insured for Life: Newchic.com: MVMtwatches.com: Dating.com: Metaspoon (again): Native American Cultures: Inquirer.net: GoCompare.com: Reclaim your endowment.co.uk: Netflix: Bellboy.me: Work related illness: Daily Finance: My Money Back: Hendricks Gin: Momondo: Shell: Easy Check: Moneyshortcuts.com:

Now if that isn’t intrusive I don’t know what is. Almost as annoying as Donald Trump, Piers Morgan and Honey Gee rolled into one. This is overkill and absolutely bloody ridiculous.

It’s no wonder that youngsters are deserting FB in their millions in favour of less intrusive social media, but beware, FB are on the acquisition trail buying up all social media so there will soon be no hiding place. They already have Instagram, WhatsApp and Ascenta and they won’t stop there. It now has an app that activates your smartphone and records your background conversation. FB is not free social media it simply takes your personal information as payment and sells it on to advertisers that currently don’t seem to realise they are pissing off the audience. Participants on social media platforms are simply fodder for the feeders.

Advertising that in turn saturates social media is doing itself no favours and they will realise this soon. It will soon be time for them to return to more exclusive methods to sell their wares and I for one will welcome it. So whilst as a Tweeter that Tweets and is followed by fellow Tweeters, I object to being treated like a Twat by Twits !!

 

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