What does Twitter Know?

We all know the pain of receiving e-mails with offers that is totally beside what you need.

Now Twitter has joined this spamming habit, which is a bit surprising, because with all the talk about big data and what it can do for prospect and customer insight, you should think that Twitter knows something about you.

Well, apparently not.

I operate two Twitter accounts. One named @hlsdk used for my general interaction with the data management community and one named @ProductDataLake used for a start-up service called Product Data Lake.

For both accounts, I am flooded with e-mails from Twitter about increasing my Holiday sales by using their ad services.


Strange, because:

  • My businesses is not Business-to-Consumer (B2C) being about selling stuff to consumers, where the coming season is a high peak in the Western World. My business is Business-to-Business (B2B) where the coming season when it comes to sales is a stand still in the Western World.
  • In my part of the Western World we don’t use the term Holidays for the coming season. We (still) call it Christmas as told in the post Is the Holiday Season called Christmas Time or Yuletide?
  • In my home country, Denmark, you are not allowed to e-mail businesses with offers in e-mails unless you have actually asked for it. Not sure if Twitter is on the right side of the law here.

2 thoughts on “What does Twitter Know?

  1. Ayşegül Yüksel 1st December 2015 / 18:59

    Twitter knows nothing Henrik, nothing knows about Big data. Lots of account full of spam virüs viral and big lie news publishing on twitter. Lots of data on twitter dirty information. Never mind, I dont care even but I know of course. But twitter dont know or dont care ABOUT data quality which is most imporatant thing on internet,www. Much more ımportant than climatechange. I am serious.

    For example Recently twitter warns this Picture marked and forbidden by twitter. Ok but I looked up Picture ıt was A NATURE WİEV. Or spam accounts buys fake follower twitter marks them very good account. Bad things presents on twitter good things, presents like bad. On twitter everything vice versa. Ahahah twitter like a joke.

    Jack Dorsey is sleeping about data quality. I want to give Jack Dorsey a blanket. Sleep well on darkness is your World/home Jack,

    Data quality World never can understand you Jack.

    I dont have twitter acoount still.
    Love you Henrik.

    Respects your blog trusty follower from Turkey
    My english not well sory

    Retired worker, Ayşegül Yüksel pi 22/7


    • Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen 4th December 2015 / 18:12

      Thanks a lot for following and commenting on this one Ayşegül.

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