I have a pretty good memory, and remember those who have followed me, then unfollowed.
Most don’t advise why they unfollow, they simply do. I don’t really worry about why, if they unfollow I do the same. If they are a large account, and followed recently then unfollowed to keep their sexy “rock star” following to follower ratio, I block them.
I do this largely because Twitter enforces an ill-defined ratio of following to followers on us little people. If you are a “rock star” it doesn’t apply to you. Everyone else has to remain close to a 1 to 1 ratio, you cannot follow 10k people, and have 20 followers, basically.
I tweet to those people I unfollow and block, advising them (and my audience and potential audience) of my personal #krewrules as to what I don’t want to follow or be associated with.
So, today as I was careening about, @jokeblogger, that unfollowed my @thewanderinpoet account on the 17th followed my other 3 accounts, (@teamkrew12, @goingyourownway, and @kavalkadekrew) in a row.
You can see their follow here on my Star Trek TwitterDeck UI!
I recognized their avatar and knew they had unfollowed my main twitter account.
Here’s their little avatar, 2nd from left on Sunday, the 17th of November.
I use a variety of apps to track followers and unfollowers. JustUnfollow.com tracks them by date.
I could not understand why someone that had unfollowed me would follow my other 3 accounts. They are plainly labeled on the bio that they are me and mine.
I don’t care that they unfollowed me, I just unfollow them as a matter of policy. However I don’t want to waste my time unfollowing them again after they unfollow me. So I nipped that in the bud and blocked them.
I like real followers amongst my Tweeps. And if someone can’t remember they unfollowed me, and follows me back quickly, I doubt their realness.
I suspect they utilize software to harvest followers…
Oh, bit of an update on the @share4kids charity matter…
Today, after I blogged on @share4kids, @charitynav followed me.
I tweeted a series of tweets advising that I did not wish them to follow me. I then blocked them. Why did I block them? Because that forces them off my follower list.
Basically I question their actual expertise on investigating charity fraud. They ignored my initial complaint to them, and have not done anything to date.
I do not respect a charity website that says they track and report on chairties but does not take a legitimate complaint about a charity seriously enough to even list them on their website. I laid out my problems with @share4kids to @charitynav and advised them in a tweet with a reference to my initial blog post. They did nothing.
However as I noted earlier, the Ohio Attorney Generals office has taken my complant seriously. Thanks AG.
I recommend the BBB for your charitable giving enquiries.
So I do not wish to be followed by @charitynav. And took appropriate action so they are not following me.
I like to say, “Hi” to my friend @nahdude83 in my #unfollow tweets for fun. He runs with it, so it’s just for funsies.
I used to tweet and ask people to kindly unfollow me. But I was told I had a big ego for doing that.
Now I just tweet why I am unfollowing them, and block them.
I am always happy to explain to someone WHY I am unfollowing them. Maybe someone might take the time to read my #krewrules and not follow me in the first place. But I doubt it. So I have fun with it. LoL. ;)
- Top Reasons Why People Unfollow You On Twitter (mukeshbalani.wordpress.com)
- On Internet Social Media Charities (Update 11/22/2013) ~ Konsumer Affairs Krew (andykaufmanskavalkadekrew.wordpress.com)
- Why Twitter Unfollows Are So Hurtful (thoughtcatalog.com)
- How to Make Twitter Management Easier and More Effective with Commun.it (iacquire.com)
- Letters to Conrad On the #Krew Followback Policy and the Fickle #SocialMedia Beat ~ The Kadoh! Institute (andykaufmanskavalkadekrew.wordpress.com)