Splat-F’s Dan Frommer makes a great point: some people stink at re-tweeting.
In a post, he cites five particularly egregious sins:
- “Retweeting positive mentions of your company/book/show/startup investments often enough that it becomes obnoxious.”
- “Retweeting random fans who are pathetic enough to ask for a retweet. (Celebrities are especially bad with this. You’re so funny and composed, why ruin it?)”
- “Retweeting five things — including three I’ve already seen — for every original/personal idea you post.”
- “Retweeting someone else’s link to your blog post seconds after you posted a tweet linking to the same post.”
Fortunately, there is a way to keep following someone but block their awful re-tweets.
Step One: Go to that person’s Twitter page (you must be logged-in).
Step Two: Click on the drop down menu next to “following,” the one with the shadow figure on it. Hover over “turn off retweets.” Click! You’re done.