Looking for Mr. Goodtweet: How to Pick Up Followers on Twitter
At 10:15 pm I discovered that I had not brought a Macbook power supply on the trip. I was in a hotel on Coronado Island, and early the next morning I was flying to an aircraft carrier off San Diego for an overnight visit. I doubted that the carrier had Macbook power supplies laying around, so I was in trouble. I posted a message to Twitter that I was in this predicament, and within ten minutes, five people offered to bring me a power supply. I took one of them up on the offer, and he delivered it to me within an hour. This illustrates the practical implications of a large following on Twitter. Tip 1: Follow the “smores (social media whores*).” Tip 2: Send @ messages to the smores. Tip 3: Create an effective avatar. If you have access to cool image tools, then create an avatar that raises the question, “How did he do that?” Tip 4: Follow everyone who follows you. Having said this, when you get to more than fifty or so followers, it’s impossible to read what all your followers tweet.