Best ways to use Twitter From the Archives
Created on: November 29, 2010 Last Updated: November 30, 2010

What should you look for in your first 100 Twitter people to follow?

This may sound strange to reverse the normal view of Twitter that promotes saying: “Get as many followers as you can at all cost.”  Yet, if you are meticulous in your efforts to find people to follow and hopefully for them to follow you for some of the reasons below, your Twitter experience can be positive for the most part.

  • A)    Are you using Twitter to market a product? Then you will want to follow a percentage of persons who have tried and proven experience in marketing whatever product you are pleased to offer the public for their benefit.
  • B)  Are you using Twitter to get news from around the world on different subjects?  Then you will most likely search out creditable agencies that will provide you the facts in a timely and accurate fashion.

  Now, there are other ways Twitter is being used today.  It is a social networking tool just as much as it is a marketing tool.  There are pros and cons with such a setup.  This is why the first 25 to 100 Twitter people you may desire to follow is being underscored. 

If you possess a certain etiquette or ethic of the way you correspond and communicate with people, wouldn’t you want it to be reciprocated in your feeds or direct messages?

For example, in your field or personal life you interact with people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures. When running the ever-constant TweetDeck of feeds it is hoped that ones who follow you would find something useful or produce a simple acknowledgment of a decent comment. If there is no interest in the feeds at the time, then this is okay.  However, would not you desire that no individual, including yourself, turn his or her head away due to being offended?

Twitter works like Branding.  What type of  Brand are you developing?

At the time of reading this article, you may have only a few people you follow.  If you take some of the suggestions mentioned into consideration, this will help you to still have the quality content and collaborators you desire. Working with such individuals will still bring you followers to your Twitter account at different rates of time, as long as you are actively promoting your brand, while helping others to promote theirs through retweets and other means like blogs.

In closing, your first 25-100 people you follow should be thought out if you are branding your company or yourself.  Yes, anyone may follow you on Twitter; however, can you really just follow anyone to help in mutual endeavors?

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