Posts Tagged ‘Follower’
Would you pay $2.50 for a Twitter follower?
One tech news site is suggesting that a former employee cough up $2.50 – per month – for each of his 17,000 followers that he took with him after leaving his post.
They’re suing him for a grand total of $340,000. And the case hasn’t been thrown out. Yet.
I’ve been teaching a few courses lately on using Twitter, and the students always want to know what they should do. What’s the rule for tweeting links? How do I get more followers? When should I tweet?
I can give them guidelines, best practices and advice, but what I can’t give them when they ask these questions is a solid answer. And, while I might not know everything there is to know about Twitter, I know a lot. No, the reason I can’t tell them a hard-and-fast answer is not because I don’t know it: it’s because there are no hard-and-fast answers. The answers are up to you.
“Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys.” – Emma Bull.
Just a few hours ago on this blog in my article about essential features that Twitter has always lacked, commenter Darren Turpin expressed his desire for more detail in the emails that Twitters ends you each time you have a new follower.
“I’d like to see the new followers’ profile information and follower / following numbers included in the email. Getting a simple heads-up like that would help with the filtering process without the need to visit the site and check out the profile page for every new follower.”
Well Darren, it appears you got your wish – or somebody important was watching – as Twitter today sneaked in very welcome changes to the content of these emails.