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twitter rhymes with litter

I recently noticed that twitter rhymes with litter. Random observation. Or is it. They’re both everywhere. You see people posting what amounts to junk. I myself am guilty of it.

That’s why i’m writing this post. I checked in on my blog and noticed that it was collecting daily roundups of all my @madtm tweets. I was embarrassed to say the least. I felt as though I walked into my backyard and saw several piles of leaves. Piles that I swept up weeks ago and never did anything with. They just lay there taking space. I even perused the piles of daily tweets and wondered what i had said to who and why.

Now let me get one thing clear, i enjoy using twitter. I have two accounts, one for my personal thoughts and one for my professional ones. I also maintain several client twitter accounts to make sure they stay up-to-date and bot-free. It’s a useful tool especially for my clients. They combine their website, facebook fan page, twitter account, and blog into a roundhouse punch of media exposure. And I make sure they do it right.

twitter digests look like layers in a landfillSo why litter? Well, did i mention bots. It’s a 4-letter word, especially when you’re caught doing it. My daily digest of tweets stacked one on top of the other for the days i didn’t update my blog.

They offer no insight. Visually, stacked on top of each other, they look like code. A bunch of random words mixed into a stew of RT, #, @, d, bit.ly, yfrog.

So i’ll turn off my own bots, and reclaim my blogosphere from my twittosphere. It’s interesting to learn something new. And it’s a bit embarrassing to be caught doing something that you despise, even if it was on accident.

In the meantime i’ll sweep up these piles of daily tweet digests.