Why the hell do people post their stats on Twitter?
I see people, quite a lot of them actually, that publish automatic tweets about their performance on Twitter.
It could be:
- How I did on Twitter this week: 2 Mentions. How’d your week go?
- Thanks to my top interactors! …..
and I don’t really see the point.
First of all, Twitter, like any other platform, is not a numbers game (that people inevitably cheat on). What really matters is who you are engaging with and the quality of the exchange.
Also, I don’t see any situation where this kind of message would make a positive impression on the reader.
When I read that my thinking goes
- the person does really bad (if the numbers are low)
- he/she is clearly into vanity metrics (cf, the lean startup)
and more importantly, it is a ROBOT and I don’t want to listen to a robot.
Did I miss something?
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