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Feb 1 Posted 2 years ago
I too like the social media/networking for what it is defined to be and has been in many cases a succesful and sometimes unforseen at inception become a tool invaluable to professionals and socializing fanatics alike. But with those sucesses were seen opportunities to profit on its back, and vigourously pursued and high profit designed methods that have since modeled a gazillion exploitive services and non-services. True twit is in my first glance opinion an example of a model designed to create a service that can attach itself to aNother that already has a mass audience to directly target. True twit is not really worried about you or your tweets or well being or if you have spam or not. They just make you feel like u can benifit from this service, and any sucker who does pay for something so silly and not see that they have paid to be used as a mechanism to further market and expand the reach by your captcha being bait to yet the next sucka. i dont trust many online services these days as they arent interested in the service they provide but only to provide a service that people will not recognize as a trap layed by each subscriber to click click clik and the companies profit profit profit. you dont need it, but the more suckas sign up for it the morenyou will need it to remain within that socail medium, but thatsbabout thentimeninexcuse myself and spend my time my time elsewhere. As i did with Facebook last summmer i was one of those who griped and ranted every so often about the evils of FB, as many do, but i actually did leave FB for a 30 day test, which has now been 6 months. And i see how it was about as useful and necessary in my life as the hoard of postal mail flyers , coupons, advertising circuits that i have yet to get my address unsubscribed. FB didnt fill many gaps afterall, and furthermore thenones that it did fill were not worth it to me to be used like a peasant with no name, but a warm body in a seat to be subjected to marketing in so many forms that i felt a valuation of for only that purpose yet i wasnt getting paid to allow my personal identity to be cataloged, zuckerberg and such sure were though... And that i dont like. Getting rich by fooling the masses and rounding them up for indoctrination into a system that makes it seem like a necessity to be part of.
Feb 3 Posted 3 years ago
TrueTwit is the most annoying thing i've ever come across on twitter. the only i can think of that bothers me more are people who make you register to post on their blog. what a waste of time. why would anyone register to comment on this crap. then once i register i have to click through about 5 different pages just to get back to your post so i can leave my comment. so yes, while truetwit is horrible, it is not nearly as annoying as having had to register to leave this comment
Dec 22 Posted 3 years ago
You are 100% correct. Your point #2 - You're absolutely correct. Those DM's are spam. The very thing that TrueTwits are afraid of, is the thing they're doing. Your point #5 - This is extortion. User PamMoore (previous commenter) doesn't realized she's being extorted by TrueTwit. If TrueTwit didn't exist, you wouldn't have to pay the $19, because there would be nothing to avoid.
Nov 14 Posted 3 years ago
Hollis, I'm sure there are some benefits to TrueTwit but I, like you, find it too annoying to even research what they might be. I don't need to be validated and I don't need to validate anyone else. Like you said, it's still a free country and it's supposed to be "Social".
Nov 11 Posted 3 years ago
I think you are missing some of the points of what True Twit really is.
If you pay for the subscription (which is very cheap - $19 I think?) then you get the following benefits:
1. If you follow someone and they use it you are automatically validated. You don't have to fill out any form.
2. Your account doesn't send an auto DM asking them to validate, it just validates and auto follows them for you if you choose to let them do so.
We use TrueTwit on our several of our accounts as well as on clients. It has benefits related to who you follow versus who follows you.
I do not work for True Twit and honestly haven't looked at it, nor receieved a complaint since we opened our account with them almost a year ago.
I worry far less about who follows me versus who I follow. We use True Twit and several other custom tools to weed out spammers and will never follow spammers or unengaged accounts back.
My 2 cents. Hope it helps ;)
Nov 10 Posted 3 years ago
I'm so pleased to see this post. I was drafting one on the very same topic, and you've saved me the trouble. Also, SMT is a much better megaphone than my humble blog.
The one peeve I'd add has more to do with TrueTwit users than the tool itself. "You're not all that" types -- TrueTwit users who tweet frequently and follow many, but have fewer followers of their own. Yet they have the chutzpah to send you a hoop to jump through as their first message.