Keeping Twitter Relevant: The Art of Unfollowing [Reblog]

As you all now by now, Tweepi is a Twitter tool created to help you follow and unfollow tweeps easily and effectively.

Unfollowing via Tweepi

Unfollowing via Tweepi

Recently, we came across an interesting post by Soren Gordhamer in which answers a very important question when using tools such as Tweepi “When do we decide to unfollow or no longer receive another user’s updates?”

Here is what Soren has to say as a response to this infamous question:

1. Update Overload – Hold Back on the Posts, Please!

I want to know what people are doing and thinking, but I do not want to hear every little thing. If someone discovers fifteen news items a day, I would rather they put some time and thought into choosing the best three to post, instead of submitting all fifteen.

Short updates (or tweets) on social networks like Twitter allow us to do something quite phenomenal: we can now quickly and easily transfer small amounts of data from our mind into someone else’s. Large numbers of tweets often reveals that someone gives little consideration to this privilege, and as a result easily overwhelms others with information.

I generally find that if a person regularly posts more than five times a day, it is more information than I am interested in consuming, and I tend to inflow. Continue reading »

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