|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
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.|
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:
http://topfollowfriday.com/ 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.