For some reason, people spam their own timelines with updates from other apps or services. One of the worst on Twitter is the “How I did on Twitter”-bot, followed by SWARM, Klout, etc.
Why is this annoying?
For the same reason robo-calls are annoying. You are optimizing my time, but consuming my real life time.
It is a fundamentally disrespectful action. I need to consume real-life time, a very finite commodity, to enable you to optimize your life time.
I don’t expect every thing on Twitter to be smart or relevant. I expect it to be human — with all the smarts, foibles, insights, stupidities, etc — like my own.
I DO expect people to post pictures of food, drinks on weekends. I don’t expect link to white papers. I don’t necessarily care for a picture of a beer on Monday morning, although I respect your life is awesome. But I appreciate a link to white paper on Monday morning.
But not the bots.