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A Tweet is not a Like – Part 2

Consumed => “Where Have All The Comments Gone?” by Robert Bowen on Smashing Magazine.

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/11/19/critical-thinking-vs-critical-acclaim-where-have-all-the-comments-gone/

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A couple observations of my own:

1) A tweet does not mean the person actual read it. I’ve seen plenty of crap articles tweeted. This seems particularly rampant on M*sh*ble. That is, if they had read it they probably wouldn’t have tweeted it.

2) That said, a tweet is not a Like. Sites display the number of times an article is tweeted presuming that it indicates the number of people who liked the article. We all tend to think that as well. Tweet counts do not indicate quality.

3) Which leads me to, as a general rules too many of us, at times myself included, are stuck in the old media model of measuring quantity. More is better. No! Better is better. More crap is just more crap. We all need to adjust our mindsets to stop being obsessed with quantity, as well as be willing to *politely* leave comments when the crap meter peaks a bit too high. And if you get such a comment, be willing to *politely* reply.

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