Social media has its good points & bad, most of which we are all familiar with and this post is nothing to do with what’s good about that particular site and what’s bad about another.
Oh no this post is about spamming!
Oh I can hear you know ‘WTF is he on about?’ well let me explain.
I am back uploading video’s to youtube and of course I stream but let’s look at the youtube situ. After uploading a video my subscribers will, if they have the setting turned on receive an email to let them know that I have done so. As it’s youtube it also shares the video on Google+
I then move over to Twitter and tweet my followers the link for the video and say ‘hey…go check out my latest video.’ Hang on I have followers in the USA, Australia etc maybe they missed my original tweet so I’ll tweet it again maybe once, maybe twice to try and cover different time zones.
Next up is Facebook. Well hold on minute I have both a Facebook fan page for Dvotee and also my private one. My first port of call is my fan page where again I upload the link and ask, no wait maybe not ask…hell I tell them go watch this video and watch it now!!!!! A while later I’ll share that post on my main Facebook page for all my private, non gaming friends/followers to see in the hope that they may per chance click it and watch it. Bear in mind I do have gaming friends who I follow on my main FB page and they follow me back.
Finally…….I make a post on here about the video, embed the video with the hope that someone on WordPress, apart from my followers may see it…..
and there’s where my issue ladies & gentlemen. I have both friends and gaming friends who follow me on all of my social media ; ie google+, twitter, facebook, facebook fan page, this blog here. In particular, the people that follow me through gaming also follow the same people I do (OK not exclusively but we share a lot of them in common) and maybe 1 or 2 of them will retweet, forward, share that post so they can be seeing it from various sources.
Do you see where I’m going with this. Can I as an individual that shares my content via all the social media that I have at my disposal (or want to use) be deemed as spamming and is there a point whereby someone just has enough of seeing the same stuff no matter what site they use?
Will it cost me followers hell even friends? Do people start to ignore your content as it’s like ‘there’s another video from Dvo – no point in watching that as I watched one last week’
Can there be too much exposure and is it getting to the point where I’m really starting to piss people off?
I would be very interested to hear peoples thoughts on this…particularly those that follow me on multiple social media sites and is this constant barrage of links etc putting you off either watching the video, interacting with me or pushing you to the point where you feel you have to unfollow, unsub and just forget that you ever knew me?!?!