Thanks for sharing

i’m UNfollowing you on twitter — here’s why

LOVE your stuff!!!

however, your twitter posts have taken over my twitter stream: a good 30% of my stream is YOUR stuff. so i’ve decided to UNfollow you, sorry.

thought: you could write a script of some sort to set up a Zeldman LITE twitter account, with (only) 1-4 posts/day. or you could post em yourself, manually.

or not.

i’ll keep reading your site, regardless. thanks for reading.

25 thoughts on “Thanks for sharing

  1. At least he’ll be able to see that you got the message since he reads your site, regardless.

    I also thanked him personally.

    BTW, as I withheld the name, how do you know it’s a he?

  2. Option two:
    If the ‘problem’ is that @zeldman is 30% of their feed, then follow some more outstanding people. Information is shared; minds are blown. Everyone wins.

  3. Some days I wonder if you have disappeared and taken your daughter on a fancy European vacation. Apparently I’m the only one that thinks these things. I’m guessing the person in question only follows three people and if that is the case I envy him.

    Keep working out at the gym and we will have a Zeldman Lite soon enough.

  4. In all honesty, there have been a few days recently where between your own tweets and the re-tweets, it’s been a little much in the ol’ feed. So I do see where he/she is coming from.

    But those are usually AEA days. I have been there and understand how the passion builds and everyone is tweeting up a storm. It’s all part of the fun. When I attended I was just as guilty.

    Sometimes, I wish Twitter had a “block for 2 hours” option. I would never stop following you though – too afraid I would miss something good! ;-)

  5. I don’t think you tweet anywhere near too much, but I have unfollowed people for flooding my stream. Perhaps there is some twitter application that would collapse multiple updates from the same individual…

  6. Not really relevant, but personally I’d like it if there was a good “communication channel” between “us” and you.
    I feel as blog comments are way too many (for you) to read so they sometimes get lost in the fray.
    There could be many new interesting articles / posts after discussing with the followers.
    From the top of my head, one example would be what is each one’s boss/employer/company attitude towards things like Web Standards, CSS3, HTML5 etc …
    Of course it’s not easy (or feasible) to talk with everyone directly. But there has to be a way!

  7. I think you have always had quality tweets… more often than not there’s always a good story behind them, a story you can learn something from, they often make you stop for one second and think quick and deeply about them. There’s humor, thoughtful reactions, sharing experiences, life: things that prove you are a great human being. Someone enjoying life, and not only living it for work purposes.

    Don’t stop.

  8. I don’t think it’s brazen for someone to communicate an opinion/suggestion/comment. However, don’t expect much (anything) when asking someone to change how they express themselves.

  9. Personally, I can’t get enough @zeldman. Let’s be honest, @timberners_lee might have invented the world wide web, but without @zeldman it would be butt ugly and broken all of the time.

  10. I love me some Zeldman, but the retweets from AEA did fill my entire twitter stream at a couple of points. And all of them had the #aea hashtag, which was kinda made redundant… but hey, I haven’t unfollowed yet, can’t have been too bad.

  11. I really enjoy your tweets – quantity and quality. Even the retweets. What I could do without is the political stuff. But it’s your Twitter account so use it however you want.

  12. To be honest, I’m not sure my Twitter committee is working out. I find that there are so many different views on what makes a good tweet that only 1 in 50 gets approved for posting and I am concerned that even that is a reflection of lowest common denominator rather than a real assessment of quality. Also, by the time a tweet is approved, 5-7 days after first draft, I find that the moment has sometimes passed.

  13. To those of you slamming the sender of the note, the person didn’t ask/tell him to tweet less. They provided a thought on how Jeffery might be able to keep those that might e inclined to unfollow due to high volume without changing his posting patterns. And they did so politely, and complimentary. Followers of twitter accounts like Jeffreys are consumers. They consume and process knowledge and thoughts Jefferey chooses to share. When they provide feedback, especially when in such a complimentary means, the best reaction would be to either appreciate it, or cast it aside.

    I’m sure you appreciate the feedback from the community you embrace so much, Jeffrey.

    Oh, and there is nothing wrong with being ‘ballsy’. More people should be ‘ballsy’.

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