My bot thinks you’re awesome but it’s not very smart

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Argh, dude, really? The very first time a new person wants to relate to you on Twitter, and you auto-reply to them via a bot, with a request to follow you on another social media platform?

Give people some credit: they’re smart enough to find you on Instagram themselves.

And they’re smart enough to tell when someone they like and respect is just marketing to them, like I can now.

I hope you value your own personal brand more than that.

If you can’t find the time to authentically relate to a new follower yourself, that’s ok – none of your followers are expecting you to.

They wanted to follow you – get it?

I’m Alan Jones, an EiR for startup accelerators, GP at M8 Ventures. Previously investor, founder, and early Yahoo PM. Opinions mine (but should also be yours).

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