Forced to Unfollow Chris Bosh on Twitter

Published by Toronto Mike on December 15, 2009 @ 19:31 in Toronto Raptors, Twitter

TwitterChris Bosh is a fantastic Toronto Raptor, and for a while he was fun to follow on Twitter as well. He used to give us an interesting insider perspective, a glance behind the curtain of NBA stardom. He was one of the few celebrities worthy of being followed.

Lately, Chris Bosh is all about selling his DVD. It's tweet after tweet about where to get his DVD, RTs of people who claim they've got it and instructions on how to order this DVD. Chris Bosh has gone into inventory sales hyperdrive and it's forced me to unfollow him.

It's likely for the best. After saying goodbye to Roy Halladay this week, I'm thinking it might be smart to emotionally distance myself from CB4 now...

And Chris, if you're reading this, I'm glad you made a DVD and can make some extra scratch from it, but I understand you have another gig that pays fairly well. I'd focus my energies there.

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13 Responses to "Forced to Unfollow Chris Bosh on Twitter"

Buffalo Sketchball
December 15, 2009 / 20:17

I follow Thurman Thomas on twitter and I am close to deleting him too since half of what he posts are republican spinned, anti-democrat, FOX news posts re-tweets. Not up my alley. Nice guy (helped paid for my best friend's 6 yr old cousin's cancer medical care), but it is too much.

Stephanie Wilkinson
December 16, 2009 / 06:12

If you still like what Chris has to say from time to time you can choose to have him not 'follow you to your mobile device' and just do the quick scan when you log in to Twitter on your desk/laptop. That's what I do.. constant Twitter updates were just about ready to drive me crazy.

Sammi
December 16, 2009 / 06:14

I said it before and I will say it again...Twitter is for idiots.

On another note...it is time to trade Chris Bosh. He is good...but he has no soul or passion. Trade him now and make this team better.

Wayner
December 16, 2009 / 07:40

from time to time Kevin Smith will do the same...but he then apologizes. When you follow celebrities (whatever media) and they have something to promote, they will use twitter,facebook etc. to sell their wares.

Toronto Mike
December 16, 2009 / 08:03

I understand the PR value of Twitter, and the need to promote, my issue is when 90% of the tweets are promotional.

Wayner
December 16, 2009 / 08:12

I watched a CBC piece on Bosh the other night. The presenters couldn't decide whether he was genuinely funny or an egomaniac. His twitter exploits answer the question for me.

Hector
December 16, 2009 / 09:40

I agree with Sammi. I think this would be a great time to trade Bosh and get some guys with some more passion. He is good, but not the type to carry a team to a championship.

Mike from Lowville
December 16, 2009 / 09:45

Mike, all media is for promotion. Be it for ones self, ones politics, ones religion, ones morals, ones gender, ones blog, etc, etc......

Toronto Mike
December 16, 2009 / 10:08

@Mike from Lowville

There's a big difference between promoting a movie you saw that you thought was great or a link to a cool article that you found interesting and "buy my dvd at walmart today".

One celebrity blogger who seems to get it is Roger Ebert.

I guess there's two kinds of promotion:
1. promotion that directly puts money in one's pocket
2. promotion that doesn't directly put money in one's pocket

I'd like a little less of #1, please.

Down Goes Brown
December 16, 2009 / 10:33

Where does this rank on the list of dissapointing Toronto athlete twitters?

I'm going to say ahead of Wendel Clark's transparently-not-him tweets, but still behind Tie Domi's "Battle of the Blades" spam.

Toronto Mike
December 16, 2009 / 14:15

I think it's pretty clear Wendel Clark had a book coming out and somebody on Team Heart told him to get on Twitter.

Tough to say whether it's really him or one of his people, but either way it's been mainly about the book with very little of interest.

I actually missed Tie Domi's "Battle of the Blades" spam, thankfully.

Fun Fact: Behind me, as I type, is an autographed picture of Tie Domi and I.

MississaugaBlogger.com
December 17, 2009 / 08:28

I would never shamelessly promote my blog with my screen name in the comments area of torontomike.com ;)

Wilfred Reinke aka @oshawaogre
July 3, 2010 / 20:07

I agree with you and there are many so called celebs that I am weeding out of my list of follows, first off if we tweet at them they almost never reply they are too imortant to have a convo with us they only want to announce this or that.

I have been finding more joy in tweeting the regular people. and My group of BBQ friends even ones that are very popular have time for regular idle chat.


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