My friend Dan Perez started a discussion recently to discuss Triberr. He felt so many tweets from his network were automated via Triberr that his experience on Twitter has diminished so he spends less time there.
Triberr has a good intended idea. Join a Tribe of bloggers whom you trust their content and you auto post on twitter links to their posts. But what if a lot of people you follow are doing this? What if the majority of their tweets are automated vs genuine?
So I started looking in my streams to see how much was coming from Triberr? Some people I found near and dear to me for who they are, their brains, their personalities seemed to have a majority of their tweets coming from Triberr with blog links. I start thinking of them as Twitter-Bots vs people.
I only have time to read a certain number of blogs. Much of my Twitter time is spent talking with people, though do share a reasonable amount. and I thought of what Dan said. And I thought ‘If you read something and actively share it with me, it has immensely more value that something coming automated via Triberr and your Tribe’.
I feel social needs to be social. This is why it can’t be scaled properly. For a major brand to handle a million customer tweets in a day I have estimated they would need 5,000 to 10,000 tweeters on the payroll to respond authentically and genuinely. Imagine what will happen to Twitter if it is mostly automated? I think it will fade away when that happens.
While I am not here to attack Triberr I do feel it is used by too many people in my network and would actually love a filter to remove these tweets from my feeds. Anyone know of such a filter?