There is a huge meme going on the Twitter world these days called #FollowFriday (started by Micah with whom i am in no way affiliated). I am sure you all know what it’s all about. You just tweet suggestions about people you think your followers should be acquainted with and maybe interested in their tweets. This results in massive follows on Fridays, even for me, a small little birdie. I wasn’t into this meme until recently. I always thought that it wasn’t that worth it anyhow. But, a couple of Fridays ago, i decided to join in and tweet a follow Friday. I wanted to thank all those tweeple that make my experience with this social network pleasant. So, i started creating the tweet and i found out it was rather hard to compose it. I had to visit twitter, find my followers, choose among them and for each one i chose i had to copy his username and make sure everything went well. It took me well over 5 minutes to compose the tweet. And then i thought that a tool that would let me view my followers and simply click on which one i want to add would be great. I searched a little and found nothing ready. Since i always wanted to try out Twitter’s API i decided to go on with one of my own. And, as a result, “FollowFriday” tool was created. So, if you want to check it out and see if it fits your needs be my guest! Rest assured that none of the credentials you provide is stored on the server.
I would also like to thank Kim for troubleshooting with me. Hope you like it and let me know if you find any bug or have any suggestion!
Photo by Matt Hamm
This is an amazing tool and I used it last friday to a good effect, makes life a lot easier 🙂 Thanks buddy!
Hi Stratos – It’s a great too – I didn’t participate in follow friday last week because I was distracted all day but I’ll definitely use it next time – and thanks for the mention!
@Raju: I am glad it was helpful for you too! It certainly made my day a lot easier. Thanks for using!
@Kim: How could i not mention? You helped me a lot by beta testing and troubleshooting…
Man you are an excellent coder why don’t you make some Twitter application and we your tech blogger friends will help to make it popular.
This is one such service which needs much more recognition, lets help Stratos in popularizing it.
Well guys i am really thinking it through. I might add a feature where it will track your last 100 or so tweets and suggest you people for your follow Friday… There is no serious traffic though and this keeps me from further developing…
Nice. FollowFriday is a great tool and it really helps.
Follow Friday is something I haven’t tried yet stratos. I’m not sure that I understand what is behind the process. Is the idea to promote some of your friends every Friday?
@Sire: Well the idea is to share with your friends those people that you had fun, learned and generally interacted with the past week. If you try it out sometime, try out my tool 😉
I tried it but I don’t know if it worked. It said my Tweet was posted but nothing came up
@Sire: Well friend i just used it and i saw a couple other users using it so i guess there must have been some kind of twitter glitch at that time. Unfortunately i don’t have any kind of mechanism to find out if twitter is down… Do me a favor and try it again sometime tell me what you found out… Thanks man i really appreciate the feedback!
It’s OK. It was just delayed.
@Sire: Twitter is getting luggish some times and you never know if it’s your fault or the system’s… Anyways thanks for using it!
No worries. I used you and kristi as my follow fridays. Did you get any benefit from it?
@Sire: Well i got a few followers but can’t be sure if it’s from this or not. The main idea of the #FollowFriday meme is to meet new people and let new people meet you. On that i am successful every Friday 😉
Well, there is nothing wrong with having extra friends, as long as they don’t bludge off you too much that is. 😉
@Sire: Yah that’s the idea. You just have to check out the new follower’s page and see if the tweets interest you and how often he/she tweets etc then decide whether you follow back… That’s why i follow/am followed by so few people….
You and me both Stratos. I actually have more people following me than I follow. The thing is, some of them that follow me are only marketing something, and I’m just not interested.
Does this really help with followers?
If you don’t have a lot of followers you won’t gain much by tweeting about people they should follow.
Well it’s not a matter of helping you to get followers but recognizing some interesting people in your tweet-universe. At least that’s how i see it…
Follow friday gets me about 50 extra followers!