Twitter for business tip using Friend or Follow
Do you own a business? Do you think social media is time consuming? Does the idea of creating success with social media tools such as Twitter seem daunting to say the least? Here are a few questions and answers about Twitter and tips about how to use it better for business (or personal).
Can you follow as many people as you want?
No. Twitter limits the number of people you can follow and relates it to the number of people following you.
Can you communicate with anyone on Twitter?
Yes. As long as you have the "@" symbol in front of a mention there is a very good likelihood that the person mentioned will see the message.
Is there an advantage to having people follow your business on Twitter?
Yes. The primary advantage is: Direct Messages. Once someone follows you on Twitter, you have the option to Direct Message them with a DM in front of their twitter name.
Let's consider this for a moment though.
Think: People who have accepted Twitter as a means to communicate have already said "I will be transparent. I will be open and public."
Think: People who have accepted the public method for communication will rarely find it better for you to DM them unless you are sharing something very, very personal.
Think: You don't need a Twitter account to follow someone's Twitter feed. You can use RSS feeds to follow anyone's stream on Twitter. You can use RSS to feed the Twitter Feed directly into your RSS Reader and store them all under "competitor". This way you can quickly monitor their activity without even searching.
Consider: You are only reaching out to one person when communicating privately. When you mention the other's name and Twitter name, you are giving them attention and more opportunity to get their "brand" at the top of mind.
Final thoughts: Don't believe for one moment that you need a Twitter account to follow Twitter activity. It is better to interact in public versus private DM. Twitter, after all, is a searchable site and each Tweet might help your you get found online.
There is a plethora piled high of twitter tips for business just a few pages away. Cheat sheets, videos and everything you could possibly want: Twitter Tips for Business.
Here is a video that will review how to find those who don't follow you. FriendorFollow.com is the tool.
Note: After making the video, it was easy to unfollow from within the Friend or Follow tool. There was another step which asked me to connect with Twitter. After that it was easy as could be.