Didn’t anyone see the show where Ashton Kutcher went on Larry King on CNN and whipped his butt by getting to 1 million Twitter followers first? So then Kutcher obviously has more clout and authority,or popularity, but why are there so many CNN news feeds or Twitter screen names then? What’s up with that? Doesn’t that mean CNN is spamming Twitter? Kutcher proved no one cares about archaic CNN by beating Larry’s scrawny frame on national TV. Yet Twitter allows CNN to have dozens of news feeds. Aren’t all those screen names with all those lame feeds about whatever CNN considers news..isn’t that just Spam then? I know exactly what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, then dude, don’t follow CNN. That’s fine, but why doesn’t Twitter cancel their lame, “so-called news” Twitter accounts?
Isn’t it apparent that no one under the age of 40 watches CNN? Not that age has anything to do with it. But I thought spam needed to be relevant, add value, not be repetitive. Even if I don’t have to follow CNN, their idiotic coverage drains Twitter resources and creates noise for more relevant issues. If you think news on stations like CNN, NBC, CBS, etc., is fresh, new, and unrepetitive, then let me help you get out from under that rock you’ve been living under. The same goes for all those other news stations, Miley-posers, and Ashton Kutcher wannabes that setup fan pages or whatever it is people setup that try to ride the coattails of others.
I know Twitter has taken out their can of whoop-butt and cancelled or suspended accounts recently. But, well, I won’t even go into their customer service because it’s non-existent. My point is, if you’re going to cancel small Mom and Pop Twitter spammers, then cancel the big boys too. I don’t need CNN Breaking News, CNN Regional, CNN Political, blah blah blah. Why aren’t they confined to one Twitter account? Isn’t that what you expect from Kutcher? Should he be allowed to setup 10-20 spam accounts?
So what can you do other than not care? There are way more little guys than big ones. If the little guys take the time to mark all the repetitive news crap as spam, maybe the sheer volume will cause Twitter to consider leveling the playing field. It’s like what happens in Washington DC everyday– the man gives it to the little guys everyday. Even though I thought it was goofy at the time, looking back on it, I think Kutcher made a good point. When the little guy gets tired of getting pushed around enough, once he decides and determines to, he can affect change. Then he will either affect change constructively or destructively. Hopefully he is creative and patient enough to do it constructively. But, given enough frustration, and one two many stressors, like dealing with lame, non-existent customer service departments, who knows what might happen if he goes off? You really wouldn’t want to be anywhere near then…