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Oct 13, 2010
The Worst Twitter Auto-DMs In Human History
Full disclosure: I used to send auto-DMs on Twitter (automated Direct Messages).
Using a service like Social Oomph, you can have a Direct Message fire off to any new Twitter follower you have. I sent them thinking I was actually providing value (a coupon for my funny t-shirt site, of course!). It didn’t seem to affect the popularity of my Twitter handle, but who knows? Maybe I pissed off more people than I ever realized.
The only mitigating factor was that I remained and have always been extremely active on Twitter, very communicative, always engaging. I didn’t hide behind auto-DMs – I’ll chat with most anyone. It’s easy to get to know me.
So it may seem hypocritical to ask, but why the hell are people still sending these damn things?
Stop the madness!!! By the way, check out this article on Tim Scullin’s site: How To Opt Out Of Annoying Twitter DMs
Also check out Sean Malarkey’s article How To Get Rid Of DM Spam On Twitter. Besides, Sean is a handsome man lol.
Truthfully, these can’t be the worst auto-DMs ever. Please help! Leave a comment below with the very worst auto-DMs you’ve ever received!