December 7, 2008
Whether you’re new to Twitter or you’ve been using Twitter for a long time… there’s always one standing question – “Where do I find more people to connect with who are interested in what I’m interested in?”
I have the same question myself, even though I have over 3,900 4,000 followers. Recently, I came across two sites that have lead me to at least a couple hundred new followers within the last two weeks.
Hot Spot #1 – http://mrtweet.net
Here’s how MrTweet works. First you go and sign up and they tell you they’ll get back to you shortly with recommendations on whom to follow and who’s most likely to follow you back. Sure enough in a couple of days I received an email with a link to a page with two links:
Link #1 – directs you to tweeple that are outside you current network and are good prospects to connect with. My link directed me to 200 potential connections.
You get a ton of info about each person that helps you decide if it’s even worth connecting with the person, including: who in your network are following that person, their bio, # of followers/following, # of tweets/day and where they’re located.
Link #2 – directs you to a list of tweeple who are following you, but you’re not following them. In my opinion you should always follow folks who follow you – otherwise, how can you strike up a dialog with them. And if you’re not interested in having a conversation, then why are you on Twitter? I’ll talk more about this in a future post.
This is one of the best resources I’ve come across for finding new tweeple. They do a lot of the hard work for you.
Go check it out.
Best to you – Jim
May 6, 2008
Twitter is becoming more and more popular as a social networking tool. It continues to explode onto the scene, although it has been around for over a year now. No one really knows how many tweeters there are – currently estimated to be in the millions.
Even with all the negative press that Twitter gets due to it well-publicized outages, new users continue to pour in. The problem that many of these newcomers face, and maybe even you, is where do find other tweeters to follow.
Just recently, I asked members of my Social Media Marketing Network to follow me on Twitter if they weren’t already. The results were a little surprising – overnight I had 73 new followers.
Not everyone is lucky enough to have a list they call upon to follow them. But thanks to some ingenious programmers, the task of finding new twitter friends has just gotten easier.
Thanks to a site I just came across called WhoShouldIFollow.com finding new Twitter friends is easy. Here’s what you do: Just enter your Twitter username [your password isn’t needed] and WhoShouldIFollow will crawl through your existing friend network, see who their friends are, look for connections back to you and suggest a list of people to start following.
Even though I’m currently following over 800 tweeters, the system did find several new connections for me.
So, if you’ve just jumped onto the Twitter bandwagon and want to expand your friends and meet some new people – first make sure we’re connected, and secondly, give WhoShouldIFollow a try.
If you know of any other ways to find new Twitter Friends, please comment below.