Twitter, Are You the Kind of Follower You’d Follow?

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Today we are going to talk about Twitter, and are you the kind of follower you'd follow?  I manage followers through a program called ManageFlitter (www.manageflitter.com.)  Recently when I read a post from a friend about Fake Followers Twitter, Are You the Kind of Follower You’d Follow?it got me to really think about it.  I absolutely love Twitter interacting with as many people as possible there. I try hard to keep my Twitter account filled with people who I can interact with not people who haven't been on Twitter for six-months, or are only spamming when they Tweet. Manage Flitter breaks down followers that we may not want to be following into these categories: Not following back: If they are not following you back no chance of interacting, unless they start following you. No Profile Image:   You know this look, the egghead. I hate to say it, I don't want to hurt your feelings, but if this is you, you are seen as a spammer. This may be the furthest thing from the truth, but it's all in perception.  So, if you have an egghead as your profile picture, as soon as you are finished reading this, change your picture.  If you have been out of school for 20-years, don't make that picture your high school graduation picture.  Make it a recognizable picture of you.  If we ran into each other at an event I'd love to be able to recognize you. It's the first step to building trust and relationships. Non-English:  As much as I love people from around the globe, if you can't speak my language, and I can't speak yours we can't communicate. High Ratio:   These are people that follow a higher amount of people then follow them back.  I'm not sure why that is a problem. Talkative:  As long as it's not spam, and sell, sell, sell to me that is what Social Media is about, interacting, and well that has to be done through talking. Quiet:  Well, that is going to make it harder for me to interact with you and build a relationship, but there is hope.

Are You the Kind of Follower You'd Follow?

I have pretty many followers so I like to keep it under control by deleting some, and I do it on almost a daily basis. These are the ones that I will delete…and why: Inactive: I always go to the Inactive followers. These are people that have been inactive for 30 days or more.  If you're not on Twitter, tweeting and interacting there is no way we're going to build a relationship.  That's easy. Fake Following:  This is another that I will delete.  I don't need the spam.  If you are only spamming you are not into relationship building. No Profile Image:  These I will also look at deleting, they will often also fall under another category like Fake Followers or Inactive. Not Following Back : I also will delete followers that are not following back if I've been following them for a while.  If I've followed them for a while and they are not following back, chances are they won't.  For me it's not about numbers, it's about being able to interact with as many people as I can building relationships along the way. Note of Caution:  Check with Twitter Terms of Service before you start deleting followers. Accounts are limited to a certain amount of activity daily for both following and unfollowing, and you don't want to violate those terms.  You will find your account suspended, and you don't want that!
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