A while back I went through a pairing down of my random follows. This was before I started using Tweetdeck. And now, with my tweets filtered by category, I have found myself recently wanting more ACTION. I sat there last night, just wanting some good creativity injections, or smart tweets, or inspiring witticisms and … blink … blink … Nada! Waiting…
Eh? Waiting for twitter action? Man, I had done a judo move on myself and eliminated some of the random fun that is twitter. Twitter on wine. Twitter late at night. Twitter for a thrill. Twitter cause I’m lonely.
Tweeeeeet. … blink … blink … Tweeeeeeeeeet! … blink … blink… Nothing.
So this afternoon I did my tweet mining process to connect with some more random, and more intelligent and more “thrilling” tweeters.
And with Tweetdeck I’m hoping I won’t be back in the layoff mode for a bit.
So here’s how I do it.
Find someone who’s smart. Today I chose David Armano. And I started looking at who he follows, and… holy cow 2k plus! Okay, but is he really listening to them?
Anyway, I go down a few pages of the tweets he claims to be perky for and see if any of them look interesting. Now here’s the funny part… What makes me click on a “follow” button.
1. I’ve heard of the person, place or thing and they seem interesting.
3. It is an interesting icon or image (male or female, animal or avatar)
4. It is an event or show or something that has “social media, womm, pr, media, advertising” or some other business of social media type term in it.
5. Random. Just a neato name, an odd name, an offensive name, a thrilling name.
And now I’ve got to go to the “deck” and shuffle my filters and put the cats and dogs in their column, the pros in their column and the “close” friends in their column.
And then I gotta get back to writing the book(s).
++ Oh and there’s the Shorty Awards too… ++
++ Update ++
@Armano follows jmacofearth. Thanks man!