December 1, 2010

Reasons I may not follow you

Filed under: Social Media,Twitter — webtechbc @ 9:43 am

Reasons I may not follow you on twitter, or un-follow you

There’s been all kinds of blog posts about twitter etiquette and following or un-following people. I say, make your own rules. Personally, I do not automatically follow people. I look for commonality. First an foremost I look for things we have in common. Sometimes it’s location based. If you live in Vancouver, you’ll get a follow or a list. If you work in my field you will likely get a follow.

Twitter Follow or Not

Some people subscribe to the follow for a follow rule. I find this is not always practical. It also creates a lot of noise and does not add anything to the value of your twitter stream.

Things that will get you un-followed

If you auto DM me on follow, that’s an automatic un-follow. Let me discover your content for myself. Auto DM’s are not the way to get attention. Build relationships and engage new followers by saying hello with an @ ping. This acknowledges them, and lets people you follow know about them.

Over-posting content / marketing

If you fill my twitter stream with junk or spam, I will un-follow you. I’m a marketer too but you can market with out over-doing it. Post your content once, be strategic about when you post it and it will go further.

Don’t post everything

There’s some things I really don’t need to know. Consider what you are posting before you post it. Do you really need to advertise it to the world?

Things you should do : Be yourself. Add humor when possible. Be sincere. Sincerity works. Engage your followers. Talking to people not just talking about yourself. Be unique. Be Friendly. Make up your own rules.

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November 1, 2010

Manage your twitter followers

Filed under: Twitter — webtechbc @ 1:50 pm

Looking for an easy way to manage your followers?

People follow and un-follow on twitter all the time. It’s the nature of twitter. But you don’t need to follow people who don’t follow you. Unless you want to of course. But that is a different matter. Forumlists.com allows you to do this easily and maintain it.

Log in using your twitter account and go to Manage your followers :

Manage Your Twitter Followers with Formulists

Manage Your Twitter Followers with Formulists

Create a list by adding the list Does Not Follow Me Back :

Twitter does not follow back

Twitter does not follow back

Log into twitter. Go to your lists and view the list. You should now have an auto generated list of people who don’t follow you. It’s now an easy matter to reach the user’s profile and un-follow if they don’t follow you back.

Twitter List

Twitter List - Does Not Follow Back

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