When I first joined Twitter in the fall of 2008, my handle was @smashadv and my profile picture had me holding an orange in front of my face. It was a throw away shot from a photoshoot for a campaign I was working on. The image worked for me in the social spaces since I was only testing the waters and didn’t want to reveal too much about myself. I was playing it safe and all. Sometime in the summer…
Because of noise, I decided to unfollow people on Twitter. But it was bad karma. So I created @jmitchem instead, and am using that account to start again. It’s pretty stupid.
Too many people I’ve followed since ‘08 are deadwood – taking up valuable space in my brain via my eyes without offering me any value whatsoever. It’s time to prune the deadwood.
Is it real?