Monday, June 22, 2009

Five Tips To Find Quality Twitter Users?

You may be wondering what the best approach is for finding potential Twitter Users to follow.  Here are some reliable resources:needle_in_the_haystack_4

  • Tip # 1

LinkedIn — A group on LinkedIn called “twitter innovators Innovation & Creativity Network of Tweeters.”  First join the group, then click on discussion called “Want more Twitter Followers? Post your Twitter ID/Name here!”  There are hundreds of Twitter Users that posted their user info there.  Click through to their Twitter accounts and follow them as you feel so inclined.  Also, while there don’t forget to post your own address.  I have acquired a large number of followers from this group.  One of the greatest advantages is the ability to conveniently review users LinkedIn profiles as well.

  • Tip # 2

twittersearchTwitter Search — Pick a subject of interest, perhaps something you enjoy chatting or learning about and type some keywords into the search box.  Twitter Search will open a page of tweets with those keywords.  You can review the tweets one by one and select Twitter Users you find interesting to follow.

For example if I am interested in “Harley Davidson Motorcycles” I could type that into the search engine and then the page returned to me will show all tweets with those words in it.  Since I enjoy networking with other Harley enthusiasts I could then follow the users I find in that search.

  • Tip #3

twellowTwellow is the “Twitter Yellow Pages.”  This directory features 5.0 million twitter profiles.

You can pull up groups of twitter users by subject, or do a Boolean search.  There is a tab you can click on to get “Search tips.”

A new feature on Twellow, called “Twellohood” allows users to click on a map location to find Twitter users.  Don’t forget to create your own posting in the Twellow directory so other people are able to find you!

  • Tip # 4hashtag cartoon

Hashtags — Unique discussion areas may be created using hashtags (#).  Then Twitter users post tweets to particular hashtag names that can all be viewed together on your browser through various twitter applications.  (i.e. Tweetchat or Tweetgrid)  For example I participate in a hashtag group called #eventprofs. If you type the hashtag name in the Twitter Search window (discussed above) you will see a page with all the tweets posted to that particular hashtag.

For a complete directory of all the hashtags currently in use go to Wefollow.com.  After signing in your Twitter account you can assign up to (3) Hashtags to your username.  On the right side of the landing page is a directory of “Popular Twitter Tags.”  The first choice is “all”… click on that and you will see a listing of all hashtags.  Click on a hashtag of interest and you will see a listing of all Twitter accounts associated with that account.  You can click on individual accounts and follow them as you wish.

  • Tip # 5followfridays

#FollowFriday is a tradition started on Twitter as a means for people to recommend other Twitter friends as ideal ppl to follow.  The FollowFriday website has a live twitterstream.  Essentially this is considered a referral system.  I have met some great Tweeters through #FollowFriday, so I highly recommend this approach.

A couple of great blog articles to read on the subject of #followfriday are “Follow Friday. Oh My!” and “#FollowFriday: The Anatomy of a Twitter Trend

Do you have a Twitter Tool that has worked really well for you to find new Tweeple to follow?  Please share it with us!


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Cleothildee November 24, 2009 at 7:25 am

i love to Twitter my day to day activities to my friends and followers. Twitter is much better than blogging because it is direct to the point and does not require you to type so many unnecessary words.

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Michael M McCurry CMP December 6, 2009 at 8:58 pm

@Cleothildee,

Those are true words Cleo… Twitter is very succinct in nature and allows for quick communications!

thanks for contributing!

@michaelmccurry

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Kristine Shuee December 6, 2009 at 12:12 pm

– i just love to Twitter everyday with my friends. Twitter is much better than blogging in my opinion and it is very addictive too.
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Michael M McCurry CMP December 6, 2009 at 8:59 pm

@Kristine Shuee,

I hear ya there… Twitter is addictive… as I said in the above response I like how quick and succinct it is.

Thanks for contributing!

@michaelmccurry

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Caramoan December 24, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Twitter is some ways is much better than blogging. I love to Twitter my everyday activities on my friends and relatives.
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