Social Media Lunch Meat 9/8
How to filter out the people that don't 'get it' on Twitter
We have all seen the people in our Twitter feed whose Tweets fall under the T.M.I. (Too Much Information) category. Perhaps most of their tweets are just noise but we don't want to filter them out completely. Jolson posted some tips on the social media community on Lunch.com, How to Deal with the Over Tweeters (you know who you are).
…six step program that I have been using for a few weeks and it seems to help.
1. Stop sending them to your device via SMS (in my case the iPhone), they talk way to much to be constantly notified of their updates… (See step 5)
2. Create and use Twitter lists to segment the people you follow into smaller more relevant groups of people. I recommend adding each person you follow to at least one list to get rid of the generic 'All' view, which with TMI'ers is pretty useless.
3. Create separate Lists for the over sharers you follow (I created 2 lists, 1 for people i think i should clip 'OntheBubble' and the other for people that i know over share but on occasion have some useful information 'TMICity'
4. On your computer use TweetDeck and display each group in a separate column, no need to ever look at the raw 'all' feed.
5. On your device, get an app that supports lists (still looking for one that will support alerts and notifications for specific groups)
6. Most importantly… every new person you follow drop them in an 'evaluation group' before you put them in any of your high quality groups. This will give you the ability to quickly see what the 'newbies' are saying and how often they pipe up. If it's TMI clip 'em
Overall this segmentation should help eliminate and isolate the TMI'ers. Plus it can be fun to threaten your friends with making your 'TMI' list.
Lunch actually does more than talk the talk…They let the community review Lunch.com and better yet, they respond to the community!
Sean Rhodes recently shared that he had given up on Amazon.com, because it was becoming difficult to carry on a discussion on a product review and they do not enable you to attach content, such as pictures or video clips into your review.
It's just a place to express opinions and give analysis. And yet in doing so most people go well beyond the lengths needed to make sure their opinions are backed up. When you read a review of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen notice how every single review (positive and negative alike) goes into great detail about where they come from, and even compliment other reviewers. And they do it without insulting each other, and with class. You can find this sort of thing for most any data point.
Foursquare vs. Facebook Places
The surprise of the day was when I discovered there are zero reviews of Facebook Places, c’mon people!
I hope to share some of the reviews of Facebook Places next week, when you all get your act together. Let's see who outweighs who in the voting & review ratings, Foursquare or Facebook Places?
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