On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 3:57 PM, Adam Green <a...@vibemetrix.com> wrote: > My goal is NOT to build a bulk follower that blindly follows and > unfollows thousand of users each day. I understand the negative > aspects of these. But I also realize that building a following is an > essential part of being a productive Twitter user. Is there a middle > ground that is allowed? > > My idea is to build an well behaved app that uses a procedure like > this to build a following for a Twitter account: > Select the most active Twitter users in a specific market. > Follow a small number, perhaps 50, per day. > If these follows are not followed back in a week, unfollow them. > Log this attempt, and repeat it again after an interval of perhaps 30 > days. > If 2 or 3 follow attempts for an account fail to gain a follow back, > then stop trying permanently for that account.
Why not do something much simpler: 1. Follow people you find interesting, gradually. 2. Generate content which will make you interesting to others 3. Use @replies, mentions, and DMs to communicate with others 4. Gain followers who are interested in what you have to say, not because of some lame system of reciprocity. Just a thought… TjL