There are many kinds of social spammers: drunken posters, transcripters, account linkers, attention whores and check-inners to name a few. I think you know what I’m talking about, my theory is that each of us follows enough of them to have our feeds ruined regularly. Block them you say? Unfollow them? You can’t, they self-replicate (the nerd in me would also love to write that “they have a plan”, but I really think they don’t), I’ve noticed that for everyone you block or unfollow, another one steps up.
It’s not too hard to ignore the music video posters every Friday, but the most corrupt ones have merged several social spammer personalities to create an intricate feeding system where each post they make spreads like a virus in the social sphere. The Foursquare disease is by far the worst:
LinkedIn – James: I’m at Kamppi shopping center
Twitter – James : I’m at Kamppi shopping center
Facebook – James: I’m at Kamppi shopping center
And it goes on and on and on and on…
James: I’m at Kamppi – I’m at tram 3T – I’m at MacDonalds – I’m at random bar – I’m at second hand market – I’m at bus 192 HSL – I’m at the office – I’m at I DON’T CAREEEEE!
And it doesn’t end, ever.
What’s really killing me is that some of these people are in the business. Their bio might read “social media entrepreneur” or similar, who the frak are you kidding? Seriously, geeeez.
I am an account linker myself, guilty as charged. But I only push my tweets to Facebook because I’ve all but stopped posting on FB. And we wouldn’t want any of you to miss my content would we.
What’s that, do I hear crying?