The seven Deadly Sins on Twitter
Twitter has given us the opportunity to increase a lot in popularity this was only possible for a few people in the analog world. You can have Internet visibility without being a sport, TV or pop star, but the human condition can make us pay a high price for fame.
In the race for popularity on Twitter we will suffer the same temptations as in the real world and we can fall into the seven deadly sins
- Pride: satisfaction and conceit by the contemplation of our own tweets in contempt of others
- Greed: a compulsive wish to have and acquire new followers
- Lust: unlawful use or inordinate desire to create profiles on several social networks for forwarding tweets
- Anger: Outrage and anger when tweeting
- Gluttony: Appetite messy when feeding the TL with our own tweets or RTs
- Laziness: Negligence, boredom or neglect in attending the Twitter account
- Envy: sadness or grief of others’ followers
Both services encourage us by scores getting much more from us than they give us. They encourage competition causing us to compare ourselves with others (envy). They encourage us to open all our social networking profiles in order to increase our score (pride) or a compulsive activity (lust and greed). The result is that they get our data for nothing.
In this age of Big Data we must be aware of our data worthiness and not give it to them for nothing.