Sometimes I sit and read stuff on Twitter and just hit the retweet button without thinking about it much(assuming the idiocy of the post or something else would come through) and some times the daftness is mine.
Today I did just such a thing and within minutes I get DM’d asking what I was doing mentioning such a story. TBH I can’t remember RT it but ignorance is no excuse!
I get sent a link to an article on the SEOConsultants.com website – a website which has more stuff on it that I can keep up with TBH and the the value of their RSS comes into it’s own – and the horror hits home. I’ve just in some way endorsed the sort of b*****ds I continually rail against.
Cheers to PageOneResults for making me feel like a complete wazzock on a Sunday morning and teaching me a useful lesson – I must think before I RT! And TBH more than that. Hitting RT does not always assure that everyone knows why you’re RT’ing, and remember kids check out those you’re mentioning as the web’s a dangerous place, full of dangerous companies, doing nasty things and in the same way you wouldn’t link to a toxic domain containing crap hitting RT provides a social link to equally toxic stuff (it’s your rep on the line not just a domain).
Self flagellation over for today…. I hope. Off to do 100 hand written lines of “I must not hit RT without thinking”, “I must not hit RT without thinking”,”I must not hit RT without thinking”…