Few months ago, I started to tweet and then I see a boom in growth of twitter. And it reached on competing with Google on real time searching. Now a days, I used to tweet anything which came across me and I don’t think further on it. Today I got few free hours and thought of having a look on twitter. As I am using twhirl, a desktop version of twitter with Adobe AIR platform and tr.im bookmarklets to tweet, I don’t check twitter.com . But today, I realized that I am following only near 10 people. Including Google, Mattcutts and few colleagues at Flip media.
Whom I should follow ?
- People I really know
- People who are my source of latest information ( like @google, @mattcutts )
- People who can make me laugh
- People whom I find interesting.
Where I can find such people ?
First place you can find those first people is in your followers page. I just mouse over the name and of there is no real name, I will mouse over the next person. I will check the bio of the profile and surely click the link nearby. Mostly the bio is having nothing to do with me. If I fount the url interesting which is your company website or a personal blog, I might follow the person.
I remember that few days before I’ve been on wefollow.com where you can find people of your interest. That’s all ? No, you can always check the blogs where you find information you want because most bloggers are using twitter now a days.
Will I follow you ?
Well, that is a worthy question. For me, there are some strategies to follow someone on twitter. Even though it is not mandatory, I like talking to people on twitter with people who are with real photos and names. It is nice to talk to a person with a name and face together. There are some more thing I will check.
- I don’t want to follow a "Publisher" who posts links of his own blog each period. There should be few @replies, re tweets and few link. Seriously, I hate spam
- Are you informative to me? I found bytes of information which I think will help me, you are followed
- You look intelligent from your tweets and you have a good blog
- You made me laugh.
It is fun to know
Here is a tool where you can find whom you followed at first and last. No use of knowing it, but still you can have a look. I followed @charleneli at first. She is founder of Altimeter Group, a web 2.O speaker and consultant.
Future of twitter
Will Google acquire twitter.com as they did before on several services like Youtube and Blogspot ? Few weeks ago, Google discontinued Jaiku a service similar to twitter and started own account on twitter.
Lets be connected
Now it is time to know each other. You may send a tweet to me @remiz , Let see whether I should follow you or not. And decide yourself with your strategies whether to follow me or now
Thses are my thoughts on twitter and to or not to follow on twitter. Now let me know what you think about twitter. What are your stratergies to follow a person. Waiting to read them in comments.