Earlier today I accepted and cheerfully reciprocrated an approach from Artsfest on Twitter. A few hours later Stef Lewandowski messaged me to ask If I thought it was right for this icon of the Birmingham arts scene to be using an invite bot to find friends on twitter
The short answer is no. If that’s what Artsfest is doing then they’ve received some appaling advice. The social web is about human connections – real networks of real relationships. Using a software robot to make social connections is anti-social. It’s spam.
So like Chris Unitt I am gonna regretfully block Artsfest. If a human being reads this blog post and can assure me that you’re not spamming please do so in the usual way – using the comments section below.