Twitter is really really great…..for porn!

In the brilliant musical Avenue Q, Kate and the Trekkie Monster sing about the internet.”There’s always some new site….for porn, I browse all day and night….for porn, I’m surfing at the speed of light…for porn.” You get the idea.

Last week, my Twitter updates informed me I was being followed by Louise, Now, I know a Louise and when I checked her profile it didn’t look like the Louise I know. Either that or she has grown her hair, dyed it very blonde and found herself to be struggling to make ends meets with more conventional work.

Louise was followed by Imogene (Thursday), Ava (Friday), Imelda and Jody (Sunday) before Jami (Monday). Unfortunately, tucked in the middle of them was Jessica (Saturday) who I assumed was another lady offering favours, but in fact works for a PR agency we’re talking to. Sorry Jess.

Maybe I should feel flattered to have such attractive and generous women wishing to follow me everywhere. But it is getting a little tiresome and I fear they are not really interested in my bike ride to Wycombe.

A web guru I admire once told me that if you REALLY want to know how to use the web effectively, study what the porn operators do. They are the first to trial any technique and learn how to best manipulate it. They test, refine and roll out with a degree of professionalism that would shame most direct marketers. It’s no surprise they are amongst the first to exploit Twitter commercially,

Unfortunately, they taint what they touch and devalue the medium. Already touted as the perfect tool for stalkers, the increasing number of bogus followers could destroy Twitter’s, as yet undiscovered, potential as a marketing medium before it ever got going.

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