On March 22nd I got what seemed to be a typical Twitter ‘Follow Notification’ by email, then later that same day I got this private message from Bill… and I thought:
“What’s this?” It sounds like a scam… and unfortunately, (I’m sorry Bill) but you chose the wrong person to send your automated pitch to.
If you follow Bill, you will find he has all manner of things to say about highly topical and interesting issues… in fact the more topical they are, the more likely Bill will be right onto it.
However, all is not what it seems… because Bill has ‘invented’ the: (wait for it) ‘THE TWITTER TRAFFIC MACHINE”… http://www.twittertrafficmachine.com
Here’s a quote from Bill’s promo-video:
“ I’ve figured out how to get 16,000 targeted followers in 90 days, and make a bunch of money from it… all on auto-pilot”
However, (borrowing a phrase from Umair Haque) to add ‘insult to irony’, Bill (who describes himself as a “Social Media Evangelist”) also has a video on his website called: “Twitter Etiquette (Twetiquette) in Plain English” is which he states:
“… What Twitter is NOT? It is not a place to sell stuff, if you do, you’re gonna turn people off.”
What Crosby describes as his: “automated content factory”… is based on pure trickery and its viral ‘get-rich-quick’ multiplier tactics will have the inevitable effect of muddying the waters of twitter with a growing avalanche of ostensibly authentic looking ‘Twitter-Spam’ and will induce ‘tragedy of the commons‘ effects.
I urge everyone to reject this kind of B.S. as it’s DNA is inherently surreptitious and dishonest.