Last week I hosted the 10th Solid Cactus eCommerce Boot Camp and it was, if I may say so, a real hoot! It’s always great to get together with other eCommerce store owners to talk business, share tips on how to generate more sales and bitch about the Google Panda update.
There was a lot of talk about social media and how eCommerce stores are using LinkedIn and Facebook to attract followers and ultimately turn them into customers. During one of the sessions, I asked who was using Twitter to promote their business. You could hear the sound of silence as only one or two attendees raised their hands.
It was at that point I declared Twitter dead.
The social media application that taught us to speak in 120 characters or less is nothing more than a vast waste land of get-rich-quick ads, people telling me how to get more Twitter followers, and tweets telling me how to become a better poker player. Any useful content is buried at the bottom of the dung heap and you need a big shovel to dig for it.
Twitter has become the next door neighbor who blasts heavy metal music out their windows 24-7 and nobody can stop them. In other words, it’s just noise.
A quick look at who follows me and I can’t even tell you who 100 of the 3200+ are. Same thing for who I follow. I should go in and turn off the auto-follow I have setup and un-follow those who I don’t know or don’t care to follow, but why?
Perhaps I’m hanging the black crepe over the monitor a little early, but I don’t think so.
Then again I never thought we would find Osama Bin Laden.