My friend Rick Whittington just asked if I had any tips on effectively following large numbers of people on Twitter. Given the fact that I currently try and stay in touch with 3,500+ people, I’ve had a little experience in this area.
- a group of about 50-75 people I want to actively pay attention to
- my replies or “@’s”
- all of the people I follow and
- the people I work with.
One final thought (if you don’t want to use technique 2 and 2A) is to bookmark the 10-20 people you follow most actively and then make a point of visiting their twitter.com/user page once or twice a day.