Robots only do what you tell them to do. My inbox has a slew of those auto-response messages from Twitter users whom I follow.
Most are spammy, some are cheesy, some are disturbingly arrogant and only a few even try to be creative.
But no matter how cool you think your thanks-for-following-me message is, we know it’s not you.
About a year ago I gave the auto-tweet thing a whirl, but quickly ended that practice when I realized how insincere these follow-back communications are, and how much I disliked seeing these bots in my email. I suppose I could disable that alert function, but you don’t want to miss that real person who wants to connect.
Now I try to say hello to folks who follow me. I think they appreciate that, along with a follow-back.
What do you think? Are you a fan of these messages?