I don’t know about you, but I’ve been following about 25 people for the last 11 months or so. I need some Twitter Friends!
I haven’t felt like I’ve really been a part of Twitter because I could be following a lot more people and consequently a lot more would follow me. The whole point of Twitter is information exchange and relationship building: two things that are impossible to do alone.
However, I came across a blog post that I think can help people like me. Dino, a blogger for Social Media Examiner, discussed 5 important twitter utilities. I felt the most important tool he talked about was something called BlastFollow! Everyone knows if you follow a bunch of people you can bet most will follow you back, but I want to follow people of similar interests, more specifically people interested in public relations and communications. This seems like a great way to do that.
Furthermore, he discussed Tweepi, a service that helps you manage your Twitter account. With Tweepi you can also find quality people to follow in bulk, and you can find the people who are following you but who you aren’t currently following.
I’m just starting to experiment with these tools myself. However I would image that it would be a good idea to separate people into lists before you try to use these tools. Twitter lists are just a good way to be organized and get the best bang for your time, which lets face it time is money (cliche but true). After you start really getting into Twitter it gets harder and harder to keep up with your lists, so do it now!
I encourage you to check out the rest of Dino’s blog post, as he provides some great tips!