We’ve all been there. It was probably on a Friday, and you were in “get shiz done” mode before the big weekend when suddenly a co-worker or friend sent out a mass email with like, eleventy-billion people on it.
And as it ALWAYS goes, several peeps on that email chain decided to ‘Reply all’ when answering, which means you got eleventy-billion more emails that were utterly useless to you.
Hitting ‘Reply all’ when it’s not necessary to include — or answer — the entire group is an awkward email habit.
So what about when people ‘Reply all’ on Twitter?
Slow Your Roll, Twerp!
I don’t know about you, but I feel this is an awkward Twitter habit, too.
I get especially unnerved when replying all (or tweeting all) on Follow Friday (#FF) saying, “Thanks for the mention!”
I didn’t mention you. They did. Thank them, not me.
Or sometimes you get one of those mass “thank you” tweets and someone decides to ‘Reply all’ (tweet all) and say, “You’re welcome!” [as seen below]
You’re welcome for what?! I shared THEIR piece … I don’t need welcoming. I need you to STOP BLOWING UP MY TWITTER FEED!
Perhaps it’s just me, but isn’t this lazy? Unproductive? Tweeting to … tweet?
I kinda feel like it’s that annoying little kid who keeps poking you for nothing …
We Poo-Poo ‘Reply all’ For A Reason
Besides taking up time in your already jam-packed day, hitting ‘Reply all’ (when unnecessary) lowers productivity, causes irritation, and could have you seen as a Twitt in the Twittersphere.
Some reports even say that hitting ‘Reply all’ at work costs companies millions of dollars!
While social media is absolutely a place to be SOCIAL, you still have to be considerate of the person on the other side of the screen. And that means respecting their time.
So the next time you’re tempted to do a quick ‘Reply all’ – just give thanks — or a response — to the person who deserves it.
If you want to talk to me directly – SUPER – let’s talk! But don’t include me in your back-and-forth banter unless it’s warranted.
What about you? Is this something that annoys you, or am I on an island? Let me know in the comments section below.
See you in the social sphere!
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