Look for quality people to follow. And when quality people follow you, follow them back. And please, please, please BLOCK and REPORT the spam accounts.
Hashtag madness or hashtag nirvana? The approach is up to you. And while Facebook, Pinterest, G+, and LinkedIn all have #tags, the mother of all tag-vana is Twitter. Here are…
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.
A fancy word for sharing these days is curating. As in, I am "curating the chaos of the internet for my followers." And products like paper.li lend credence to this self-hyped grandiosity. Mostly, I believe, we are sharing to see reflections of ourselves and our beliefs. And we listen to hear if anybody responds to our share and wants to join our tribe. Even for a few minutes, a few tweets, or a few random facebook updates.
In the process of Twitter discovery (finding new people to follow) I believe the K-score is going to be a huge help. The spammers and pornsters on Twitter won't be able to build up a K-score at all. And those of us working within the boundaries should see our influence and the influence of our influencers increase.
I believe in the philosophy, "I am here now." So if you catch me tweeting at 4am, it's because I woke up early, or I haven't gone to bed yet. Some of the conversations I have online in odd hours, via Twitter or Facebook or TXT... Well, we are all wanting to "connect." That's what makes social media work. Being social.
It's not the tool it's how you manage it. So here's a few ideas I'd like to share around managing your social media status-sphere. It really doesn't matter if you like Twitter, Facebook or Google+. What matters is how you use it.
There are a lot of things to learn about Twitter, but the main thing is learning how you will begin to use it. The value you bring to Twitter is what you will get out of it. If you merely blast self-promo messages or coupon/deals, that's all you will find on Twitter. If, on the other hand, you find something you really want to tweet about, you just might find a following of people who are interested in the same subject. Seek them out. Converse with them, ReTweet them, engage with them.
What @formulists has done is taken the value out of the Twitter List. Twitter would be well servered to eliminate @formulists access to the Twitter API and get rid of this problem. Until they do, the LIST will be another miss.Or maybe Twitter could start TRIBES and not let anyone AUTO-attach themselves to anyone else. But that might be bad for business in Twitter's corporate mind. In Twitter's business, more is more, and more is more potential for revenue.
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.