Bad News For 258,250 People: Guy Kawasaki Is Not Your FriendPosted by Antone Roundy under Fauxlowing
If you look at the Fauxlowers.com homepage, you’ll see Guy Kawasaki in our top 10 list of “Fauxest Fauxlowers”. Last time we checked, he’s fauxlowing 258,250 on Twitter. If you’re one of them and you’re fantasizing think maybe you’re on some filtered list that he actually reads, you may want to close your eyes.
Click the link and scroll down a little, and you’ll find this quote:
Iâ€™m all about driving traffic to Alltop–thatâ€™s why I exist on Twitter. Iâ€™m not in there for social engagement. I donâ€™t want to make more friends.
Yup. He’s fauxlowing (as if with 258,250 “friends” it wasn’t already obvious).
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying he’s a bad guy or anything. In fact, I just finished reading his book Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition earlier today, and I highly recommend it.
Later in the article, he says that “when people @ me or direct me, I answer” (and he means that he himself answers). So I guess if his intention in following 258,250 people is to enable them to DM him, and he’s actually going to respond, then he’s a cut above your standard fauxlower.
But the odds of him noticing your tweets as they blink across his tweet stream are probably less than 258,250 to 1.