Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Web Secret #116: Purging Your Twitter

Using Twitter for business purposes is VERY different than using it if you are Ellen DeGeneres or a 21 year old in search of a social life. You don't care about the NUMBER of your followers, you care about the quality of your followers and those you are following. Are they relevant to your objectives? Your subject matter? Your professional arena?

If the answer is "NO", you must ruthlessly unfollow or block them.

I follow around 2,000 people or less on my Twitter The less comes in when I periodically decide to purge followers who are:
  1. Inappropriate - "Have you ever wonder what is the best way to make a woman orgasm?"

  2. Tweeting in foreign languages I don't know - "Deutschland wird Weltmeister , Nur Italien nicht! "

  3. Clearly spam - "Ready to make some pocket change right now? "

  4. Obscure - "Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out."

  5. Completely irrelevant - "Golf coaches, what's best way to teach/support a young (6yo) golfer who is said to be "excellent" (by someone other than his mom)."
I have over 1,000 followers. I fearlessly block people who post content that is:
  1. Irrelevant - " I originally made them with ground flax seeds... felt less guilty but they didn't feel authentic"

  2. Inappropriate - "Just go to and meet horny teens"

  3. Clearly spam - "I found this great website for getting a six pack for the summer"

  4. Tweeting in foreign languages I don't know - "Смотреть порно онлайн Лесбиянки на лужайке похоти"

  5. Obscure - "Wild yam has many effective uses"
Now grab your virtual sponge and start scrubbing!

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