Increasingly, I’m getting mentions from people with whom I’m not familiar, asking to click on links to their work. I see this happening to my friends, too, so I thought I’d collect and share my responses to one Twitter user on why this doesn’t work that well.
UPDATE: I got a little swipe about my ego being too big to click on links. Granted, my ego is ginormous (ask anyone who knows me intimately offline), but for once, it doesn’t have much to do with the situation at hand. I’m just explaining here how important the relationship mechanism is for sharing information– it’s called “social” media for a reason. Tee hee.
How very nice of you to offer them advice. I usually just report them for spam. ;)
Yes. Yes. Thank you.
Deanna – I often want to offer this advice (most often it’s people new to Twitter) but I just let it go. I think it might look a little “ego-ie” – but it’s really good advice.
First give, then get – !!