Deciding Who To Follow On Twitter

With the relative success of a few of my posts relating to Twitter, FriendFeed, and RSSmeme (see ‘Personal Picks’ in the sidebar), has come the influx of Twitter followers, which I have no complaints about. However, I’m a pretty picky person when it comes to following people back. I don’t mean to be rude, but just because I’m relevant to you doesn’t necessarily mean you’re relevant to me.

Decisions, Decisions

Here are a few rules that I go by when deciding whether or not to follow someone back or follow anyone at all:

  • Has "tweets" that are relevant to my interests (Social networks, RSS, software, beta testing, and generally anything I talk about on my site)
  • Moderately uses Twitter on a regular basis
  • I know them or of them
  • Is a blogger that I read

Just Follow Everyone, Corvida!

Yeah right! This is a no-no because I have over 150+ followers and it’s continuously growing. I want to keep my tweets relevant to my interest. Lately, I’ve been getting as many as 10 email notifications a day regarding someone new following me on Twitter. If I followed everyone, I’m sure the signal-to-noise ratio that I have now (and would love to maintain) would get out of control.

With that comes the question, how do you decide who to follow on Twitter? Leave your thoughts, comments, and suggestions in the comment section below!

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Corvida Raven

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