What Some Twitterers Might Be Missing About #FollowFriday

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WebProNews has investigated the origins of the popular #FollowFriday trend on Twitter. It began over 4 months ago with a man named Micah Baldwin, and snowballed from there. Do you use #FollowFriday on Twitter? Let us know.

Micah and others interviewed in the above clip think that a lot of people are missing the point of #FollowFriday, which, is a way to show friends other people they could be following that would interest them.

Well, that’s how most people use it, but they don’t include the "Why," which is really how the hashtag becomes more effective and useful. If a reason to follow someone is laid out for you, you are more likely going to actually follow that person.

Would you agree with this mentality? Share your thoughts.

What Some Twitterers Might Be Missing About #FollowFriday
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  • http://officialsafetyandsecurity.com Official Safety and Security

    I’m mainly on Twitter to socially market my safety and security web site so I’m glad to get recommendations of great people to follow but why just on Friday? This is a good idea any day of the week. Thanks, Chris, for sharing.

  • http://www.twitter.com/qutequte kelly

    The story I was told by a fellow-twitterer was somewhat different. She said that the #followfriday trend started with a lady. Then Micah and some other guys who were in contact with her started spreading the use. Who this lady is I don’t recall or else I may quote her Twitter name. (Pls don’t flame me for this info – I am saying as what I know.)

    Since then there is #follow and #ff and other variations.

    Always good to discuss about origins of source – it’s like a heritage thingie! :)

  • http://www.doghouseplans.net/ dog house plans

    I’m so glad that a twitter user came up with this very bright idea! More people would be interested about this #FollowFriday.

  • http://www.youtuberoast.com Soulja Kid

    I jump up out of bed…uhhh…get my swag on….then I watch this pointless video….yeahhhhhhhh

  • http://www.eglobalhomebiz.com Jimi

    This video is slow in loading…….It took such a long time to load. I can hardly watch the video.

  • http://www.MarketingQuickiesBlueprint.com Marketing Quickies Blueprint

    What a fantastic idea. Must admit I’ve just heard about follow friday on webpronews and think its a great way to show your friends and readers someone or something of interest that could benefit them. Definitely looking forward to Friday’s.

  • http://twitter.com/RCandMe RC & Me Hobbies

    We will start to use the Follow Friday to post ideas, recommendations, events and other userful items for our followers.
    We are new to Twitter, but love the idea

  • Guest

    Awesome! I’ll be looking into #followfriday…Thank you!

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