F*#k You Friday! Follow Friday

Follow Everyone - The Social MediaDoes anyone still care about Follow Friday?

When I joined Twitter is 2007, it was cool to be mentioned and featured. Now it’s crap lost in the stream.

So, if you’re going to do a Follow Friday, don’t post a list of seemingly random user names. No one cares about that now and no one cared about it before. Instead, give people a legitimate reason to follow that person. For example:

Follow @JayDolan because he is the best writer and cartoonist on the internet and always makes me laugh. #FF

That’s much more useful information to someone than:

Follow Friday! #FF @JayDolan @TheAntiMedia @TheOatmeal @alliebrosh LOLz

See the difference? Good. Let’s make Follow Friday somewhat useful for those 15 people who still care.

Do you still care about follow Friday? Does anyone? And why haven’t you given me a Follow Friday shout out?


3 Responses to F*#k You Friday! Follow Friday

  1. Ergo Social Media September 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    Finally someone said it! I thought I was alone in this. Thank you Jay. If you are not saying something, your tweet is worse than saying nothing. I think there is just some bad marketing advice being spread around out there as well as people being blinded by new technology and forgetting their common sense, and forgetting that they are interacting with other humans…

  2. Toaden September 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    so what your saying is write something that people may pay attention to.

    Like “@Toadenk either lives a really odd life or he is making this sh#$ up #AVnerdsrule #monkeycards #ff

  3. Grace September 23, 2011 at 2:50 am #

    Yes that’s true. I don’t know why people do that… Who will follow them if they sucks!