It was recently reported to me that a number of “successful” twitter users within the evangelical church and ministry space are in fact using automated systems for their accounts with the intent of getting more followers.
Come on… really?
Typical automated systems perform a variation of this method:
- Mass follow people around a keyword or a number of keywords.
- Get a bunch of new followers based on reciprocal follow-backs.
- Unfollow new followers who do not follow back.
- Rinse and repeat.
The issue is not that this is necessarily a bad practice but whether it’s the right practice. What do you think?
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