I won’t lie. Tweeting, like blogging, makes me feel important. I like it when I get many clicks on my blog or when i get a new follower. I like knowing that someone is interested in what I’m saying. (It might sound egotistical, but I’m jsut saying what others aren’t). Everyone that’s on Twitter follows and likes being followed, but how far would you go to get new followers?
Tweeters are now able to buy more followers.
uSocial, a social media marketing company based in Australia, has launched a paid service to track down followers for Twitter users. Followers can be bought in blocks of 1,000 for about £50.
The company finds potential followers by searching through Twitter to discover areas of common interest to match people more closely. uSocial then send these potential followers a message, alerting them that there is someone on Twitter they might want to follow. The potential follower then decides whether or not to follow that person.
Though amazing for brands it defies the subtlty of social media. People will be suggested who to follow and not choose by themselves. Eventually, they may get overwhelmed and annoyed by all the ‘suggestions.’
As a marketer, I see the appeal of getting your word out to thousands, especially at 50p per person. But I would rather have a few followers that sought me out and actually follow what i say then many that aren’t that engaged.
Personally, I’d hate emails telling me who to follow. I like the suggestions that come from friends, but I’d find these oddly invasive.
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