I’ve dropped the UNFOLLOW hammer on Twitter a lot recently. Why? I posted a tweet the other day that read:
I have found that “regular” people are a whole lot more fun to follow on Twitter than the “big names.” Am I the only one?
I think I have found my answer, and the answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Turns out, I’m not the only one. I’ve un-followed three of the bigger names in the Christian community in the past few weeks because, frankly, they’ve been obnoxious:
Buy my book. Buy my CD. Read my blog. Come to my tour. Watch me do this. Watch me do that. Look at what so-and-so said about me. They are mean. Aren’t I great? Whoops, I mean, “Isn’t God great?”.com
I read their blogs and it’s more of the same. To be fair, I participate in the above at some level (although the only book I’ve written was for a third grade English assignment), but hopefully I am contributing something more to the social media communities Im involved in than just, “LOOK. AT. ME. Please!“
So my question is “How much self-exposure/promotion is too much?” I understand that part of the joy of social media is letting people know what’s going on in your life. I also understand that people are excited about what they are doing and what they’re producing. I do, I get that. But does there come a point where it crosses over from being self-disclosure and into self-exposure?
When do we cross the line fromÃ‚Â transparency over to voyeurism? Most of the un-following I’ve done is because these people have shared too much with me and the venue in which they have shared it is inappropriate. In the words of Michael Scott: TMI, Pam. TMI..