Sunday, June 3, 2012

Automation overload

A couple of weeks ago I joined this group called Tweets For Authors. The basic idea is people helping each other out through cross posting, and it works quite well. Since I like to consider myself a busy bee (even though I do have time to play around on Facebook, hahaha) I investigated different ways to tweet automatically.

A little googling led the way to various tweet schedulers, most of which have a wide number of other features, like automatically finding people to follow, and sending automated messages. It made me think; someone follows you on Twitter, and the computer automatically not only follows them back, but also sends a welcome message. Computers are, of course, smart enough to be able to auto-respond to messages.

Where does all this automation leave us in the end? Computers are following each other, tweeting each other, and sending e-mails to each other. Makes me wonder if it's time to pack up the social networking and go to the beach instead...

1 comment:

  1. It's like the old joke, "Have your people call my people..." We're so busy networking we've shut ourselves off from connecting physically. So, yeah, let's go to the beach - the ocean temperature is somewhere in the 50's right now - very invigorating!

    thanks for sharing this!

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