I use Twitter to do a lot of listening and a little bit of talking... well, tweeting.
Every so often, I get followers via Twitter. Sometimes they are interesting people (look at the people I follow - they're interesting people). Sometimes they're not so much. I generally try to follow back on my ham radio account (KC8UNN - I have two others that I don't necessarily follow-back on).
I generally employ the following guidelines:
- If it is my @KC8UNN account, it has to be ham radio related. I'm lenient on this a little if it is a local or prominent ham.
- No spam. Ever. I've had people follow me that appear to be specifically to bash someone else. I won't follow crap like that.
- The timeline has to be reasonable. I don't care what you tweet, but if I follow you, your tweets are in MY timeline. I don't want to see very much about politics, and I don't want to see a gazillion tweets coming in unless they are very interesting (and at 140 characters, it is hard to be interesting enough to justify more than 10 tweets a day). Less is more!
So, in short, if you want me to follow you on Twitter, follow me and don't make me think I'll regret following you.