Auto Direct Messages on Twitter are Driving Me Mad

Auto Direct Messages on Twitter are Driving Me Mad

I get it, you want to make an impression when someone first follows you on Twitter or you want to spam them with a link you actually think they are going to click, well here is a tip… they aren’t.

I hate to be a bubble buster, but the majority of savvy Twitter users do not want you to auto DM them, in fact it would be a million times better if you took the time to tweet to them to say a quick hello and leave the link out of it.

Direct messaging on Twitter was more designed for those who wanted to chat in a more private format they could do so, or to share contact information that they didn’t want the world to see, they would have a place to be able to message that information.

Sadly however, people have killed this feature by making it the auto spot for spamming and frankly, I am tired of having my DM box filled with inhuman junk.

If you truly want to connect with people take the 2 seconds to show me how awesome you are and then if you have a link in your bio or tweet one out in the future I just might click on it and share it. If not, please do not waste my time… I am a person who is willing to interact with you; I just want it to be in a personable, trust-building kind of way… is that too much to ask?

Okay so as I take a deep breath I ask of those who feel the same, do auto-DM’s bug you as much as me?


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  1. They don’t ‘drive me mad’, but they do annoy me a little and I definitely agree that they’re pointless and impersonal.

    A fellow online marketer was recently at a conference when he decided to follow the person that was at that moment, talking on stage. He instantly got a DM from this person saying ‘thanks for following’. He wasn’t impressed.

  2. Am glad you brought this up, I HATE auto DMs they just drive me crazy. They are more spamming than what they are intended to do. Nowadays i dont even bother to read even the genuine ones.

  3. Yeah I am not keen on the auto-DM, they all appear to be worded in the same manner as if they come from some pre-made template and they are irritating to say the least.

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