What I see when you auto DM me on Twitter, Part I

Whenever I receive an auto DM on Twitter, I have to resist the overwhelming urge to unfollow. Here is the first of several examples of auto-DMs I’ve received just this past two days and what I’m thinking as I read them.

Disclosure: I don’t know Larry, or any of the other individuals in subsequent posts, personally. They may be perfectly fine people with the best of intentions. I’m just using their DMs as examples.

Larry, Larry, Larry. {shakes head} I’ve only just started following you. We haven’t even had a conversation and here you go trying to take our relationship to the next level. You’re scaring me just a little bit. That and the dark glasses. What’s up with that?


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About Mary Rarick

Caffeine-addicted hyphen enthusiast, grammar geek and former editor; lover of shoes, vacuum cleaner tracks and compelling content; enthusiastic, perennial cause adopter; hash tag abuser, connector and social media strategist.
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3 Responses to What I see when you auto DM me on Twitter, Part I

  1. Mike says:

    Surprisingly this doesn’t bother me as much as it does others. I ignore them like I do sidebar ads but I think just mentioning they are on Facebook is fine. Selling stuff is closer to the line. Someone followed them, it is reasonable to guess they may be interested in more info. That said, I have never bought something from a DM or clicked, and rarely do I Like fb pages.

  2. frankiecatpdx says:

    I don’t get a lot of this. But I don’t have a lot of bandwidth on twitter. I do find I am doing a daily check-in on who is following me – it’s sort of like taking out the trash, only it’s daily instead of every Wednesday night. I always block and report as spam – I am just a regional person with little interest in the social media/marketing schemes thrown out for my perusal. My favorite use of twitter currently is monitoring how my clients are using it – or not using it. So much potential for brands! Get with it my brands – come on! Time’s a’wasting!

  3. Mary Rarick says:

    Maybe I’ll just give you the reigns to my DMs, Mike. Or maybe I need to learn to shake off my extreme dislike of auto DMs. {sigh}

    I’m glad you don’t see a lot of this FrankieCat. I’m going to follow Mike’s lead and ignore them.

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