How To Get 1,000 Twitter Followers In 24 Hours: Follow 1,016 People On Twitter

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So I hope you know I’m kidding with that title.

But in a way it’s no joke.

This does appear to be the way people with lots of Twitter followers get them: they follow lots of people.

Not my idea of meaningful social networking, but maybe it’s just me…

Check the profile summaries of some random twitizens (hint: pick someone you don’t know who recently followed you), and you’re likely to find their followers numbers being only slightly lower than their following numbers — and both numbers are in the thousands or tens of thousands.

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Can one really follow 1,000 people on Twitter? How about 99,953?

How do you do that?

I’ve asked this before. One answer is use lists. In other words, follow lots of people but put only a small number of them in a list, and then switch to that list (instead of your timeline) when reading your Twitter feed.

Ok, maybe. But I have two problems with that:

  1. Unless you added people to your list(s) at the moment of following them, who has time to go back through 1,000 (or 99,953) Twitter users and put them in lists?
  2. If you’re following 1,000 people on Twitter only to really follow say, 100 of them, WTF (Why The Follow)?

Yes, I know this sounds like another rant. And I suppose it is.

But I really want to hear what others think about this whole thing. Join the conversation below, won’t you?

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Jeff and his wife, Margie, are the proud parents of Sarah and Jake. Jeff is the founder, president and chief cook and bottle washer of nSiteful Web Builders, Inc., a Web development and Internet Consulting firm. In his spare time, Jeff builds Web sites and Web applications, plays guitar, putters around in his basement woodworking shop, mercilessly spoils his grandchildren, and creates videos from more than two decades of home movies. His current video project is an extended montage of people (mainly family members) asking him to stop filming them.

5 thoughts on “How To Get 1,000 Twitter Followers In 24 Hours: Follow 1,016 People On Twitter

  1. Like LinkedIn connections and Facebook friends, one’s number Twitter followers has become pretty much a vanity game. When everyone is following, and being followed by, thousands of others, the shelf life of my oh-so-important tweet can be measured in minutes — if that — so where’s the exposure value? Now, Jeff, if your next blog post is “How to get 1,000 paying customers in 24 hours” that’s one I really want to read.

  2. Twitter is the one aspect of social media I still can’t seam to get so I share you views. Facebook is visual, Linked In is more and more like Facebook, Pintrest is picture based, etc..

    Twitter feels like background noise to me. I’m on it. A really nice person posts about everyone of my blog post. I can truly say I feel like I don’t have one valuable relationship on twitter.

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