Definitely not. I think Twitter is the one site that there is no "over-tweeting" on. Because of the large amount of people on Twitter, and rapidness of the platform (being only 140 characters), your posts will quickly go down to the bottom of the news feed. So the more you post - the better chance of your content being seen!
I first try to categorize/manage them better within the dashboard (in my case, Hootsuite); move them to a different column, for example, if that makes any sense. In the end, sometimes you just have to unfollow certain people. Its your network, your valuable time, you make the rules.
Well, it is entirely dependent on what they are tweeting !!
Good question! However I wouldn't give it a simple yes or no response.
If they are tweeting all the time about your business, brand and or service then that is a form of free marketing in the sense of digital/social media word of mouth.
On the flip side, if they are being negative towards you or your business than yes! also if there posts are annoying or fill up your feed you you don't get a diverse, fresh sense from multiple sources.
Yes. But "too much" is a different amount for different people. Too much for me is when I feel overwhelmed with a single viewpoint, and that can come when I'm following someone who posts a lot, or when everyone else I'm following is posting very little. The subject and content isn't as much of a factor as feeling like I'm only hearing a single voice.
It really depends on how you're planning to use Twitter. If you're using it as a source of interesting content, then I suggest using a product like Lists by Twitter, Hootsuite or Stream (http://tbits.me/stream) to sort your follows into more easily digestible topics. If you want a good variety of content you often have to follow a lot of people, which means you'll eventually hit a point where you can't read everything.
If you're using Twitter as more of a relationship-building tool, then I suggest keeping your follows low and making an effort to actually read everything they post. In this case, if someone's constantly spamming with content you feel is irrelevant, then definitely don't feel bad about unfollowing them. It all comes down to why you followed them in the first place.
And I wholeheartedly agree with everyone else's point that social media should be about quality and not quantity. I follow some people who post 30 times per day and I click every tweet - others post twice per day and end up getting unfollowed because their content is overly self-promoting or just irrelevant to me.
Great question and great discussion!
Michael... awesome question pal. I used to ask this very question.
Yes... I delete people who tweet too much...
• negative behaviour and attitude
• senseless complaining
• nasty, abusive and/or bully tweets
I do not delete people who twee too much...
• value & shared knowledge
• compliments to others. I like seeing that Gary Vaynerchuk (who tweets up to 50-70 times a day... he has conversations on twitter. And he shares a ton of value.
As for a busy feed, the more you follow, the more tweets in your feed... so I created lists;
- speakers & authors
- business owner
- other coaches
now, instead of reading the home feed, I read the feed in a respective list.
Hope that helps...
Perhaps having more than one twitter account might help.
Have a Junk Account that you use to PR your business, follow as many you like, have as many follow you in return - it's unmoderated in that you don't care about the individuals - since it's a soapbox for shouting at the masses (why else do people use Twitter).
But also have a Trusted Account for those few people you actually want to listen to and whose information you trust. The Trusted Account should never be about winning perceived popularity, instead it should be linked to other people's 'Trusted' back-channel accounts.
It all depends what they are saying. Also, as others have mentioned you can limit the number of tweets.
Michael - just change the word "tweet" with "talk" and pay attention to what's worth listening to and don't forget that birds chirping is lovely sound until it becomes noise. I apply the "You have been fired!" rule for bad mouthing no matter if it was one or thousand words! IKEA founder once said "Split your life into 10 minute periods and waste as few as possible on futile activities!" Reading stuff that doesn't add value to your everyday life/mission is a futile activity!