A Great Example of how Not to use Twitter: Celebrity business pitching

There comes a time when you’ve seen everything – and then, you see something else.

It started with a follow request from this person:

Crazy Twitter 01

As you can see, this is a new-ish account. Following a lot of people in hopes some will follow back. The people you usually get to follow you back are the people who also only care about follow counts, though, so even if you get 10,000 of these followers, none of them will ever be terribly interested in what you say.

But there’s nothing new about that. Anyway, I don’t follow people back unless they post something interesting.

The fun really begins with:

Crazy Twitter 04

Because why wouldn’t Justin Timberlake want to talk to a complete stranger from Twitter about his life insurance, which I’m sure he’s thinking about all the time, right?

But you have to give it up to @LifeHealthIns for persistence:

Crazy Twitter 03

The problem is when persistence becomes stalking. You try on the 8th, you try again on the 11th…

Crazy Twitter 02

But if you can’t catch on by the 14th that your plan doesn’t work and you won’t get  a response, don’t you think either JT or his social media guy (if he has one) checks his Twitter account a little more often than once a week?

I’m sorry, Life – he’s just not that into you.

Still, I have to get you props for not limiting yourself:

Crazy Twitter 05

If you’re dedicated to this course of action, you might want to use this list of celebrities who use Twitter. Seriously, there are hundreds of names on here of famous people who will be happy to ignore you.

Good luck!

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