A Tale Of Two Twitter Personas


Over the past couple of days, I’ve lost something like 100 Twitter followers. Percentage-wise, it’s not a huge number. But I usually don’t lose Twitter followers on a daily basis.1 So what happened?

I tweeted about sports. A lot.

Twitter is a funny thing in this regard. We’re (presumably) all dynamic individuals with a range of tastes, thoughts, and opinions on a wide spectrum of topics. But that’s not typically why people follow one another on Twitter. It’s usually for information/chatter about one topic, maybe two.

For me, given my background and line of work, that’s obviously technology. But I too have other interests — shocking, I know. Film is definitely one. Beer is definitely another. And sports is way up there. Yes, some people in the tech industry are as obsessed with sports as anyone else in the world. Blasphemy!

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Micro-blogging about tech, yet mixing other interests as well — As blogs quickly die, and services like Twitter & Facebook take over we may not have the chance to follow topics as much as people … What is the answer?

  1. socialmediacrave reblogged this from socialmediadesk
  2. thegatofiles reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Here is just one guy’s perception of what happened. Because of the ass-whooping that the Eagles handed the Cowboys, this...
  3. weaponii reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    For a while I had this as well. My “alternate identity” still exist in case I decide to revisit the idea.
  4. chrisbrakebill reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    This is one of those things I’ve tried to solve. For a while I had a sports account, a tech-ish account, and a personal...
  5. iamkenney reblogged this from parislemon
  6. whitneymcn reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    A surprising (to me) number of people struggle with this, but I see it as a non-issue. Perhaps it’s because my Twitter...
  7. chartier said: Twitter is now for topic-centric broadcasts. You might as well post about sports on TechCrunch.
  8. iknowwhythesongbirdsings reblogged this from socialmediadesk
  9. socialmediadesk reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    This question I faced - that I found myself wanting a separate professional persona than a personal one. But over the...