Archive - #FollowFriday RSS Feed

How To Become A Twitter Trending Topic #YesWeCan

yes we canWhen Twitter had originally launched there wasn’t much buzz about the Trending Topics.   It wasn’t until search twitter came along, that finding the Trending Topics became a popular thing to do.  Now you had a place where people could search almost anything, in addition to finding the popular things people were tweeting about from around the world.

Fast forward many months and the Trending Topic mastermind came along a.k.a #FollowFriday.  For a couple of months this was guaranteed to be the Top Trending topic and it would start late Thursday evening.   #FollowFriday has recently been dying a slow death and I forecasted this several months ago.  Don’t get me wrong, people are still making #FollowFriday recommendations; but the popularity rating has decreased.

Twitter Trending Topics overall became even more popular and gained more attention when Twitter put the top 10 trending topics on the front page of everyone’s Twitter account.  It seems as though the only topics that make it to the trending status as of late are topics like: Michael Jackson, Names of Popular TV Shows, iPhone, Conference Hashtags, Sports Teams, Hollywood Stars, Iran or something to do with Twitter.  As I type this post the top trending topics include: Tweets Are Pointless, Send It On, #BRAZILwants BSB, UberTwitter, WipeOut, #WeLoveyouMiley, Kourtney Kardashian, Twitter Analysis, America’s Got Talent and Cubs.

It’s amazing how quickly a topic can start trending because people in the Twitterverse see a topics name, begin searching that topic, start tweeting about that topic and the rest is viral history.  Not long ago Wal-Mart was the top trending topic and it remained at the top because everyone kept tweeting the following question “Why is Wal-Mart a trending topic?”

I’ve always wondered could someone intentionally start a Trending Topic without being a mega influential name or situation.  If the answer is  “Yes” that a group of people can make a topic start trending; then the focussed power of twitter is exponentially more influential.  A person or group can change an election, influence legislation, advance the gospel, boycott products, promote a cause… in a major way.

Let’s see if we can address the statement of: How To Become A Twitter Trending Topic #YesWeCan:

  1. Write about How To Become A Twitter Trending Topic
  2. Use a catchy hashtag like #YesWeCan (Nothing To Do w/ President Obama)
  3. Get a group of people that will start the re-tweeting process
  4. The rest is up to the Twitterverse

So here we go, let’s begin the process of Re-Tweeting… Tweet: How To Become A Twitter Trending Topic #YesWeCan

Note:  This won’t actually work, I have yet to see someone set out to make something a trending topic and it succeed.  Trending Topics happen in a very organic nature; however atleast there is now a blogpost that outlines the ways to become a Twitter Trending Topic. #YesWeCan be a Trend Setter! actually #NoWeCan’t

Do you pay attention to Twitter Trending Topics?  Do you try to find out why they are trending?   Share your thoughts?

5 Things #FollowFriday Has Become

followfriday1#FollowFriday is currently one of the most popular trends on Twitter.  The concept is basically showing TwitterLuv by recommending Tweeps to follow each and every Friday; using the hashtag #FollowFriday.  You simply search #FollowFriday by using the Twitter search tool on the Twitter homepage and follow stream of people using the #FollowFriday hashtag and follow folks as they come in.  The other is option is to watch your personal Twitter stream and follow those that are recommended.

That is what #FollowFriday was and these are the 5 Things #FollowFriday Has Become: 

  1. …so saturated that it’s like a Lake instead of a River.   Not that you can’t find some some good stuff in a lake, a river is just more focused.
  2. …a tool to say “What’s Up”, Give a Head Nod, Shake a Hand, Give a #FistBump, Say Thanks… to Tweeps that you have: connected with, make you laugh or add value to your Tworld.
  3. …a great way to receive a recipricol shout-out… I shout out to you, you shout out to me!
  4. …a Twideo game… almost like Pac Man; you avoid some things in the maze and eat some things in the maze.  As each level Friday goes by the harder and harder the game becomes.  As the weeks go by and more and more people continue to join Twitter, the less and less meaningful #FollowFriday will become.  Not sure the time-frame of the effectiveness shelf-life, just know the buzz is not the same this Friday as it was 4 Friday’s ago.
  5. …Twitter’s version of Pimp My Ride… you can pimp yourself on #FollowFriday as much as you can those you’re recommending. 

The bottom line is #FollowFriday is free, so go ahead and use it up, play the game, share the love.  Embrace The 5 Things #FollowFriday Has Become and understand that recommendations don’t always equate to more followers. I personally appreciate each and every recommendation that I receive, I always try to say Thank You by at-least giving a #FollowFriday #FistBump to those that recommend me.  Feel free to follow and recommend me @scottwilliams  Just Trying To Pimp My Ride!

Do you use #FollowFriday?  Share your thoughts on the 5 Things #FollowFriday Has Become, add to the list, rant…

#FollowFriday Blog

followfriday1Taking #FollowFriday to a Whole Nuva Level! (Week 3)

#FollowFriday is currently one of the most popular trends on Twitter.  The concept is basically showing TwitterLuv by recommending Tweeps to follow each and every Friday; using the hashtag #FollowFriday.  You basically go to searchtwitter use the keyword FollowFriday and watch the stream of FollowFriday lists come through by the second.  Because of the popularity of FollowFriday, it’s hard to keep up with all the lists or get any detailed information on the followers.

We are about to take #FollowFriday to a whole nuva level.  BigIsTheNewSmall.com is going to dedicate Friday’s blog post to the #FollowFriday community.  In other-words you can pimp your #FollowFriday lists right here.  The whole nuva level part is that in addition to the regular #FollowFriday concept, you will be able to: look at the stream of #FollowFriday lists in one place, get more detailed information, get aggregate lists before you tweet them, recommend yourself, copy and paste from lists…

I’ll go first: #FollowFriday  that would be me! :-) If you like the concept re-tweet this post!@scottwilliams

#FollowFriday Blog

followfridayTaking #FollowFriday to a Whole Nuva Level! (Week 2)

#FollowFriday is currently one of the most popular trends on Twitter.  The concept is basically showing TwitterLuv by recommending Tweeps to follow each and every Friday; using the hashtag #FollowFriday.  You basically go to searchtwitter use the keyword FollowFriday and watch the stream of FollowFriday lists come through by the second.  Because of the popularity of FollowFriday, it’s hard to keep up with all the lists or get any detailed information on the followers.

We are about to take #FollowFriday to a whole nuva level.  BigIsTheNewSmall.com is going to dedicate Friday’s blog post to the #FollowFriday community.  In other-words you can pimp your #FollowFriday lists right here.  The whole nuva level part is that in addition to the regular #FollowFriday concept, you will be able to: look at the stream of #FollowFriday lists in one place, get more detailed information, get aggregate lists before you tweet them, recommend yourself, copy and paste from lists…

I’ll go first: #FollowFriday @scottwilliams that would be me! :-) If you like the concept re-tweet this post!

#FollowFriday Blog

followfriday

Taking #FollowFriday to a Whole Nuva Level!

#FollowFriday is currently one of the most popular trends on Twitter.  The concept is basically showing TwitterLuv by recommending Tweeps to follow each and every Friday; using the hashtag #FollowFriday.  You basically go to searchtwitter use the keyword FollowFriday and watch the stream of FollowFriday lists come through by the second.  Because of the popularity of FollowFriday, it’s hard to keep up with all the lists or get any detailed information on the followers.

We are about to take #FollowFriday to a whole nuva level.  BigIsTheNewSmall.com is going to dedicate Friday’s blog post to the #FollowFriday community.  In other-words you can pimp your #FollowFriday lists right here.  The whole nuva level part is that in addition to the regular #FollowFriday concept, you will be able to: look at the stream of #FollowFriday lists in one place, get more detailed information, get aggregate lists before you tweet them, recommend yourself, copy and paste from lists…

I’ll go first: #FollowFriday @scottwilliams that would be me! :-) If you like the concept re-tweet this post!

Designed by EightDay Studio. Powered by the Standard Theme. Developed by Milk Engine.