The Twitterhood

Twitterhood Info Home
All-in-one listing of the applications and websites included on this website
Twitter Tutorials, Guides and Views
Twitter Clients - Applications for tweeting and viewing tweets
Applications for Finding, Following and Unfollowing People on Twitter
Miscellaneous Twitter-related Applications and Websites
#followfriday What it means and how it works
#coffeetime How to participate
Sharing files including photos and video on Twitter
Applications for Muting individuals temporarily
Retweets and Retweeting
Twitter Statistics and Analysis Tools - Personal and General



On the Tutorials page I have included some of my thoughts on introductions to people and lately I have been joining in with the #followfriday convention based on a brilliant idea that occurred to Micah Baldwin, as documented at:

Like all Twitter hashtags, the addition of this to a tweet to the beginning or end of a tweet in which you @name specific people, ensures that anyone looking for people worth following in the eyes of others can be found conveniently gathered together at by putting 'followfriday' in the search slot (without the apostrophes of course!). When someone you are already following tweets a #followfriday recommendation you can, of course, simply click on the @names contained in the tweet to check out the profile pages of those recommended.

Some people elect to tweet a series of names without explanation, others group names by country or profession and a few make an individual recommendation with information about the person in question.

The #followfriday convention means that everyone is recommending people to one another at the same time and the volume of tweets can peak extraordinarily but it's only a short-term phenomenon each week and, although some grumpy individuals may un-follow one because of it, they will quickly be replaced by more sociable people :-)

Like most Twitter conventions #followfriday now has it's own website: Where the most recommended people each week are listed, along with relevant information.

Having said all that, it is not my intention to disturb anyone so I will be creating less #followfriday tweets some weeks than others and may even create a page of recommendations on this site and link to it if time permits.

  If you have, or know of, a Twitter-related application that you think I should include here, feel free to tweet me about it! @linnetwoods







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