Twitter Discovery Using Lists: Finding good people to follow on Twitter can be a real challenge these days. The spammy list just keeps getting longer. The spammers are finding more irritating techniques to clutter the stream. Here is a strategy to find "good" tweeters who are genuine people who are crafting tweets about subjects that matter to you.
Not really, but kinda. If you spend time with Twitter you're either gonna love it or leave it. A huge percentage (as high as 43% in a recent poll) of…
So running the tool recently I was amazed by the number of Twitter accounts that had gone over 5 - 7 months without a single tweet. A pretty good sign that the tweeter has moved on. And what's the use of tweeting anyway? Especially if you are trying to make a quick buck in social media, Twitter might be a cornerstone of your initial strategy, but if the dividends are not quick in coming, the commitment might dry up.
Or more likely, I will chose PUBLIC or FRIENDS as I post on Facebook in a POST-BY-POST decision process. Consciously deciding is this a PUBLIC idea or a PRIVATE one. And if it's PRIVATE, I think I will redirect it to a different forum. Better yet, a non-Facebook forum.
Right here, just weeks before the announcement of the Texas Social Media Awards and the start of SXSW I've gone an unfollowed over 4k followees on Twitter. I am sure the affect on my followers will be quite dramatic as well. So here's why I did it.
I can only tell if someone I follow is following me back if I click on the pulldown. I believe before, it was a simple icon that let me know if someone I was following was DM-able. And that is still the only clue, but today it hides underneath the pulldown instead of out in the open where I can see the status of an entire page of "friends."
And the real question is, IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO BLOG, what are you doing with that time? I would argue that A BLOG IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN A RESUME in today's job market. If you don't have an opinion about what's going on around you, perhaps you don't have a perspective at all. And that's not good. People are hired for their perspectives as well as their track records.
1. In social networks you gain and bestow status on those you associate with 2. A key function of a publishing brand (that's your personal Twitter brand) is the bestowal of status by what you pay attention to 3. If you only pay attention to yourself you are not as valuable to your community
And it is here in this mode, the Twitter.com/browder mode, that people like @Danacea come up. Ping! And i read a few posts of kinda-random yet followed people and a shiny object grabs my .85 second attention span. And if I'm in a "following mood" I click on their profile to see who they are and where they live and how they describe themselves.
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...