Why Japanese stop following you on Twitter

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An interesting ranking survey by goo Ranking looked at why people come to want to stop following someone on Twitter.

Demographics

Between the 20th and 22nd of April 2011 1,110 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 60.5% of the sample were female, 10.8% in their teens, 16.2% in their twenties, 27.4% in their thirties, 26.4% in their forties, 9.3% in their fifties, and 9.9% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

I only follow people I know, and don’t really read Twitter anyway, so none of the below in any way relate to what I do!

Next week I hope to have the opposite survey for you, why people want to follow someone.

Ranking result

Q: What characteristics make you want to stop following someone on Twitter? (Sample size=1,110)

Rank
 
Score
1
Lots of aggressive tweets
100
2
Sequences of shifty tweets
75.2
3
Sequences of drama queen tweets
72.1
4
Asks me to join an organisation I’m a member of
71.7
5
Makes lots of sexual references
70.8
6
Posts links to affiliate blogs
57.1
7
Lots of negative tweets
56.2
8
tweets all day, tweets too much
55.8
9
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50.9
10
Insistently inquires why I haven’t replies to a tweet
49.6
11
Inconsistent with their tweets to people of the opposite sex
49.1
12
Their own photo icon is obviously over-enhanced
46.9
13
Steals other people’s tweets and tweets them as their own
44.2
14
Lots of poem tweets
41.6
15
Tweets in-jokes that only some of their followers will understand
39.8
16
Far too many “Now I’m…” tweets
35.0
17
Often tweets “If that gets X retweets I’ll do Y”
34.1
18
Lots of tweets of photos of themselves
33.6
19
Tweets lots of dubiously-sourced scandal
33.2
20
Fussy about “No private retweets!”
32.7
21
Too much 2 channel slang like www for laughing
31.0
22
Wades into flame wars about three days too late
29.6
23
Illegally uses a copyrighted icon
28.3
24
Never publicly retweets, only uses private retweets
25.7
25
Uses the same old good morning message day in, day out
24.8
26
Lots of icons of beautiful women amongst the people they follow
22.6
27
Uses private retweets when a simple reply would suffice
22.1
28
Old-fashioned choice of words in their tweets
19.9
29
Sequence of tweets in “Jigoku no Mizawa” territory
19.5
30
Uses lots of kaomoji
18.1
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2 comments »

  1. sarah said,
    July 12, 2011 @ 12:01

    I’m not keen on numbers 8, 10, 17 and 26.

  2. Mike said,
    September 20, 2012 @ 21:28

    Too many tweets for me.

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