I’ll save the buildup and get right into what started this post at 1:30 a.m. this morning. There was a lot chatter yesterday on Twitter about a new ‘service’ that basically asks this question:
So you’re looking to get a massive following on twitter?
The site is TweeterGetter and apparently Gary McCaffrey guarantees that you’ll get 16,000 (give or take however many thousand) followers in 30 days. It doesn’t require you to follow anyone back as you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the thousands of followers you’ll be getting, of whom you have had absolutely no real interaction with.
I’m sure you can sense my disdain for this service and the negative thinking that it promotes. The thought of ‘auto-piloting’ the follow process and building a humongous following has SPAM written all over it. Gary, and the unfortunate that have taken part in this, fail to realize the value of building relationships vs. just having a large follower count.
There’s a lack of real interaction, conversation and relationship building with this type of ‘service’. If anything, it’s a disservice to Twitter and its community – but more so, to those who have signed up in hopes of adding a ton of users without realizing its adverse effects.
I’ve always said, as I think many would agree that Twitter is about mutually beneficial relationships and building your community around that, not around 16,000 followers that you don’t have one clue about. Please do me and the rest of the community a favor and not follow in the footsteps of Gary and the people he’s convinced.
What are your thoughts on TweeterGetter? How do you think it affects the Twitter community?