Around my freshmen year facebook was the chosen site of the Internet. It was rare to find someone who didn’t have a facebook account. If they did not have one they were guilted or peer pressured into having one. It seemed as if facebook was never going to even be compared to another site. It knocked myspace out into orbit. Then one day I saw my friend on this weird looking empty site (compared to facebook it was empty looking). I asked what was it and He said twitter. I asked what makes this different from facebook and he said “it makes you feel like a celebrity because the object of it is to get people to follow you. Well how do you do that?
One way to ensure that you gain followers is simply to tweet a descent amount of times throughout the day. No one wants to waste a follow on a person who doesn’t tweet. Not tweeting is the quickest way to get unfollowed. Following to follower ratio is pretty big to those who participate on twitter. It shows that they are a person worth following or the things that they say are really interesting.
Also following people back is a pretty quick way and easy way to gain more twitter followers. People on twitter will be quicker to follow someone if they know that they have a guaranteed follow back. It also makes people feel safe by following you knowing that you have the intentions of following them back.
Also a cool and fun way of gaining more followers is just being interactive. Use your hashtags. Its a cool way of seeing if people are tweeting about the same thing that you are. Also have fun tagging people in your status. Interact with the people you follow and the people that follow you. Makes for a better experience for you and your followers. #team follow back