Cleaning Up my Twitter Follows

Today is a big Twitter day for me. You may or may not realize that my Twitter feed is automated meaning my blog posts just convert over to Twitter posts. I have set up my account to get an email whenever a new person follows me. At a certain point the follows were becoming a distraction so I have a rule which forwards all Twitter follows into a folder which I go through when I have a moment. Today is that day and I will likely look at 50 of them or so.

The reason I look at all my followers is that many of the people following me work for companies which may make for good stories, people to invite to speak at an event, etc.

To me, Twitter is just another channel for my blog to live on – like RSS, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. I have a number of people who would rather follow me in this manner – and that works for me.

Well, back to my Twitter account.

  • Rachale Kelley
    November 7, 2009 at 4:10 am

    When using the @ sign Ex: @rachalek, you are replying to that person directly, but your followers can also see what you are tweeting about. If you want to send a direct message and keep it private then you will want to use the symbols d_ Ex:d_rachalek. When you see RT, that means someone liked what you tweeted and in return shared it with the people that are following them. The more valuable your info, more than likely, people will re-tweet the information you shared.

  • Rachale Kelley
    November 7, 2009 at 4:13 am

    When using the @ sign Ex: @rachalek, you are replying to that person directly, but your followers can also see what you are tweeting about. If you want to send a direct message and keep it private then you will want to use the symbols d_ Ex:d_rachalek. When you see RT, that means someone liked what you tweeted and in return shared it with the people that are following them. The more valuable your info, more than likely, people will re-tweet the information you shared.

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