As you get started with Twitter, the whole concept of following people can be a bit intimidating. Who should I follow? This is always one of the first questions that comes to mind. You can start following your friends and acquaintances by allowing Twitter to look up your e-mail connections. You can search for celebrities that you know by using the search feature. But the real power of Twitter is making connections with people that you don’t know.
For our 12 week Social Media adventure, we have setup a Twitter account called Meedeeah. Currently it is a blank slate. Since we will use this account over the coming weeks as a way of reaching out to people, we need to start following some key tweeters. The easiest way to do this is to break down what we will be covering and do some searches to find the key leaders in those fields.
I’ve listed below our twelve week outline by keywords. Lets take a look at the subject areas.
- Problem Solving
- Social Media
Since Twitter now has a list feature, we can set up individual lists that correspond to our subject areas. Each week we can find at least ten people to follow in each group.
For week one we need to get started by finding 10 great people that know a lot about Twitter. Lets start by doing a Google search… top ten tweeters.
Here are the results that came up on multiple lists…
Let’s create a list called Twitter on our Meedeeah account and follow the 10 people above. Our Twitter page is looking better…
This will get us started with week one. Each week we will find some key people to follow for each of our subject areas. If you are new to Twitter, the list above is a good starting place. Some of the people tweet quite a lot, so your tweet list will grow quickly. As we go on, we will look at some cool ways to use Twitter and install some additional software. For today… enjoy your new tweet list.