Should you Follow Those that Follow you on Twitter?

You follow someone on twitter and expect a follow back, but are you worth following? You should perhaps ask yourself this question; do you bid followers something unique, informative or special that someone else couldn’t? Do you interact with those that you follow you and share their posts if they are useful? There are a lot of different things that go into building up a prime following on twitter. People love following celebrities, sport stars and tv shows and don’t worry about being followed in return, why is this though? Perhaps its because they are famous? What are your thoughts on people following others on twitter?

My thoughts are that I follow those that I find interesting and that share useful links and information. I don’t follow everyone that follow me, simply because not everyone share links or useful information. Something that gets me to unfollow someone really quickly is when someone keeps spamming twitters feeds with links or information, its really annoying and usually gets me to unfollow them. I don’t mind people sending links once every 2-3 minutes but, 2 seconds apart is crazy…haha that is my opinion though..I check out everyone that follow me and follow them back if I see some useful links.

What are your thoughts? Should you follow those who follow you?

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  1. Reply Sarah November 7, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    The beauty of Twitter is that you follow those you want to hear from, and they follow those they want to hear from. I don’t expect the people I respect & follow to even know I exist, much less that they might want to read my tweets.

    For example I follow @publicaddress who is a local journalist and and has 3774 followers. He mostly tweets about bigger issues, politics and the like. Why on earth would he be interested in my mismash of kids, cycling & techie stuff?

  2. Reply Atulperx November 8, 2010 at 4:59 AM

    In past I used to follow everyone , who start following me but now I don’t do this any more . I noticed that most people I was following are bots who keep postings sales letters or spammers . I follow only 15 to 25 people related to web designing .

  3. Reply Diana Eftaiha November 9, 2010 at 3:40 AM

    I personally only follow a very small number of people. otherwise you really just get lost in all the hustle and you never get to actually read anything thats posted anyway so whats the point in that??

    • Reply Jacob Gube November 11, 2010 at 4:30 PM

      Im with Diana, follow too many any your stream ends up too busy

      • Jacques van Heerden November 11, 2010 at 5:54 PM

        I do agree..A busy stream can get annoying especially if you don’t know the people who are tweeting.

        Thanks for the comment.

  4. Reply John November 9, 2010 at 5:43 AM

    I guess it all depends on relevance… it’s best practice to be interested in the tweets that are going to be making their way to your homepage.

  5. Reply Christopher January 29, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    I only follow accounts which are really interesting for me. I only follow back if I like the tweets of that follower.

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