I use an app on Twitter that “cleans up” my Twitter feed (Twit Cleaner) and I love it.
One thing though — whenever I run a report, some people I follow are flagged as “[-] BOTS: more than 90% pumped out from an RSS feed” and the app gives me a very easy way to unfollow these folks.
I don’t feel that bad about unfollowing them either – nothing personal, but I’m on Twitter and other Social Media platforms to have a (virtual) conversation and to learn about new ideas and points of view. My feeling is that the interaction should be just that — otherwise, what’s the point?
There’s a give & take to it, just like at an actual, face-to-face, business mixer or party.
But maybe I’m missing something — is there a situation where it’s a good idea to be pumping out updates automatically?