Listen to the audio:On today’s Tech Help for Churches, Twitter: Follow limits and who you should follow
Imagine that you get a room. In that room, there are exactly 2,000 seats. For each seat, there’s a ticket. At first, in handing out tickets, you might be happy if anyone takes one, but as you get closer to 2,000, you might start to realize that you shouldn’t have been so arbitrary. You only have 2,000 and there are so many people you’d like to invite.
The good news is that the meeting space is willing to add seats, but only as the first 2,000 actually fill up. You don’t get extra tickets for people who don’t use theirs. You need to take them back and pass them out to people who will actually come and participate.
This is how Twitter operates. You can follow 2,000 people. Until 2,000 people follow you back, that’s all you get. So how do you decide?
There are 5 groups of people on Twitter.
1. People you don’t interact with.
2. People (like spammers and trolls) that you wish you would never interact with.
3. People who you neither want to nor don’t want to interact with.
4. People you know and want to interact with.
5. People who interaction with would make your day.
Follow people from groups 4 and 5 with an occasional one from 3. Ignore 1 and 2. Concentrate on those you care about the most and who are likely to interact with you. Don’t fill up with celebrities, but don’t go for just high school friends that you haven’t seen in 20 years (that’s what Facebook is for).
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