Friday, April 10, 2009

Today's Twitter Twenty - #FollowFriday

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TGIF! Twenty Tweeps to Follow on #FollowFriday!

It's Friday of our twitter week. That means it is Follow Friday. As part of my (slightly stretched out due to work commitments) week of twitter for HR people, I am sharing several resources about Follow Friday.

Mashable on the beginnings of #FollowFriday

Click here for 10 Websites For Monitoring FollowFriday On Twitter

What if you didn’t know who to follow on Twitter? Would you randomly start
following people? Would you follow people you see mentioned by those you already
follow? Most likely you would ask your friends for recommendations since you can
trust that your friends will suggest people who are worth following. Which is
exactly how FollowFriday began.

In mid-January, FollowFriday began with a simple tweet:

The idea is to think of interesting people you already follow and recommend them to others.
Mykl Roventine suggested the hashtag #followfriday, and a few friends (Chris Brogan, Erin Kotecki Vest, Aaron Brazell and Jim Kukral) helped spread the word. On the first FollowFriday, there were almost two #followfriday tweets per second at its peak.

Why #FollowFriday Works

FollowFriday is successful because of three main factors:

1. It’s easy. It takes little effort to send a tweet, something people do dozens of times a day.
2. It’s participatory. You don’t need to be part of the “Twitterati” to participate. You can suggest one person or 100 people. You can get endorsements from one person or a hundred people.
3. It’s karmic and it feels good. It’s a great feeling to simply say, “I think this person is great. You should follow them.”

And here are Today's Twitter Twenty HR people to follow:





















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