Sunday, April 28, 2013

Let's get one thing straight...

First of all, I'm really getting tired of the "follow me" pimp up that so many in social media feel they now have to end every comment made in the SM ether with. Have lives become so meaningless that we now have to beg to be liked? That in order to feel whole we need to have no less than five thousand following  "twitterer's" at any one time to feel like life has meaning?

I am especially weary of the huge number of chasers out there who feel as though we need to hear about what they had for breakfast as they mount up for the days chase and the prerequisite "follow me" to close each and every tweet.

I did a little experiment:

I "followed" ten of these aggressive "I need your follow or my life is shit" twitter/chasers recently.

How many of these folks decided to "follow" Ol' Chase in return?




So I want back to check the statistics.

Seems I'm following some 150 people who share the same passion for storm chasing that I do and yet, out of that 150 or so folks, only 35 of them appear to have any interest in what I have to say or contribute to the greater good.

And yet these are the same ones that seem to feel they have to slam us with "Buy our shirt/hat/underwear with our new, NEW! chase season logo!" in between tweets telling us that their "stream is up" and to head on over to "" to watch the live 3D stream for only $2.95!

To those of you that took the time to follow me, thank you. I hope we can meet in person away from all of this social hierarchical bullshit and enjoy a storm on the road together sometime.

For the rest of you?

Nobody really cares.



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