I’m not easily annoyed. In fact, I’m known to be a calm, cool, and collected dude. With that said, some Twitter users drive me absolutely insane, and Twitter Starfuckers are damn near the top of the list.
Alright, so maybe you don’t know what it means to be a Twitter Starfucker. Let’s look at a few Starfucker definitions from Urban Dictionary:
1. Someone that shallowly idolizes and apologizes for celebrities just because they are celebrities in the hope that they can one day be lifted to their iconic level.
2. A person who obessessed with and seeks out personal interaction with celebrities. The desired interaction is often, but not necessarily, sexual in nature.
3. Someone who thinks some brief nearly non-existent connection with some great legend practically makes them a great legend too.
Looking at these definitions should give you a pretty solid idea of what it means to be a Twitter Starfucker. It’s basically someone on Twitter that RT’s and/or sends @ messages/reply’s to the big names on an almost daily basis. And when I say big names, I’m not talking about the folks in your industry with 10,000 followers, I’m referencing the people that have a follower count up near or way over 100K.
You’ve RT’d or sent an @ message to a certain star or stars a few times, do you gain the label? If it’s only been a handful of messages over a long period of time, then you need not worry, you don’t qualify. The Twitter Starfucker label is reserved for folks that have that burning desire to be noticed by the big names, and it’s fucking annoying.
Why am I annoyed?
Great content, innovation, and truly making a difference for a large group of people will bring recognition and success. Without those three things, you can RT the big names as much as you want, but it’s not doing anything for you, you just look like a pathetic asshole, begging for fame.
I love Gary’s book, Crush it, but I haven’t jumped all over him or tweeted anything from him. Before I joined Twitter, we talked about Tim Feriss and his book in my Human Resources Masters classes, and while I was a huge fan, I’ve only tweeted him once. And lastly, I have no clue what Chris Brogan is all about, and I really don’t care.
If any of these 3 stars ever want to reach out one day, then that’s great, but I’m certainly not going to go begging for their recognition.