After my post two days ago, I received an email from Kevin at Cisco:
“No, this is not a bot. The Cisco IT twitter feed is managed by a real, flesh and blood person who is posting content from Cisco IT that shares how Cisco products and solutions have been implmented in the Cisco enterprise infrastructure.
The Cisco IT feed is brand new, and is looking to find individuals who are interested in their content. Initially, this is being done by searching for keywords using summize, and reaching out.
I apologize if the follow is unwanted – let us know by replying to @ciscoit and we will unfollow if you want.”
Thanks for the explanation – seems it’s just another company dipping its toes into social networks. Great to see they’re also watching the feedback.