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Old 19th March 2010, 12:12 PM   #1

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I am just learning about Twitter and I have a couple of questions. Do I have to select each group or individual I follow one at a time or is there a way I can start following a lot of people at once?

Should I be following only groups and individuals that specifically apply to me, such as relationships, or is it beneficial to select a wide variety of people to follow?

Thanks for your help.

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Old 20th March 2010, 04:56 PM   #2
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Cindy --

You'll want to follow one person at a time. You certainly wouldn't want to automatically follow a bunch of people and then find out they don't have similar interests. A good place to find people to follow based on topic area is wefollow.com

That said, you can follow a bunch of people at a time by following other twitter users' lists. You can find a directory of lists at listorious.com. Or you can find someone you like to follow and follow their lists. Lists on twitter are a really good way to make connections.

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Old 20th March 2010, 08:04 PM   #3

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No you have to select them one by one, but that's good because your don't want to follow just anybody.

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Old 21st March 2010, 09:54 AM   #4
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I don't really think that its necessary to follow a lot of people who might not be interested in what you are thinking or your offers, people who share the same interest keeps the activity going. so you should know your targeted audience.

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Old 22nd March 2010, 07:35 AM   #5
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I think it's better to have more different people as friends as there are different people with different tastes and prefences. So you can be lucky to promote your services with many people.

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Old 25th March 2010, 11:59 AM   #6

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You should follow people or companies that are related to your business or that you think would be interested in yours. When thinking about following someone, ask yourself, "Would I advertise to this person?". Be careful with anything automatic. Once you follow 2,000 people, Twitter does not let you follow anyone else until you get a certain number of followers.

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Default Monetising Social Media

I have been focusing on how to, not only understand Social Media, but how to make money from it.

One of my clients increased their online sales by over 300% in 5 weeks.

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Did he used Twitter for that?
If so, then it's really good success story, I haven't heard much about positive results using it...

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Old 29th March 2010, 12:30 PM   #9
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Twitter is social media, so you need to be social in your actions, follow those who interest you and those who are in the same area as you

Do not do anything automatically on Twitter, you need to engage your audience with a personal touch

Anything social media should be dealt with in a social way

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Old 1st April 2010, 12:59 PM   #10

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I like the message of that person increasing sales 300% in 5 weeks by using Twitter. I'd sure like to do that! (wouldn't we all?) As it is, I'm reading one Twitter article after another. I'll get the hang of it eventually

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