Saturday, June 15, 2013

Twitter Rule #5

I blogged some time back spelling out my Twitter rules that I still try to stick to, although I do take things on a one-on-one basis. A service I use is Who Unfollowed Me where I can get regular feedback on followers I lose. Rule #5: Unfollow me and I'll unfollow back. Guaranteed. Here are a few types I unfollow.

MR. IMPORTANT. This guy (or gal) has a high count of followers and following. Then he unfollows. A quick check shows he has dumped most of the people he  was following. I guess this makes him look important. I have news for him. No blue check mark means he’s just a regular Joe (or Jane) like me. Click Unfollow.

GO FIGURE. This one follows. You follow back. A few days later he unfollows. His following-follower ratio is still about the same. Why? Don’t know. Click Unfollow.

SUSPENDED ACCOUNT. Many times the account has a pretty woman’s picture. The bio says weird, sometimes is lacking, or creates an uneasy feeling. Don’t have to Click Unfollow on this one. Twitter police did it for you.

GET YOU FOLLOWERS. The pitch says you’ll have 10,000 followers in 24 hours. This is great if you are a collector. My brain screams scam. I stay away from these and recommend Click Unfollow.

THE COLLECTOR. When following-follower count exceeds the size of small city, this Twitter tycoon must be in it for the numbers. I usually follow back, but typically I don’t actively pursue him I figure they wouldn’t be able to tell if I followed or not.

THE SNUBBER. These denizens of Twitter never follow back. They look like they would but somehow don’t. Probably not keeping up with Twitter. Click Unfollow.

Who do you unfollow? 

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