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Each week, I (Alison, that is) look forward to seeing who all of my favorite Tweeps suggest that I check out in their #FollowFriday posts. In fact, I’ve made several new friends in the digital world thanks to #FollowFridays including @keithyaskin, @The_Real_Espo, @sunswebmaster and many more.

However, as I was deleting and blocking some bots and other spammers from my Twitter lists last week, it occurred to me that several folks that I’ve followed for some time now either don’t post, post odd things or seem a little automated.

So, alas, last Friday I unfollowed about 100 people – actual humans, not just bots.

This got me to thinking about why I #Unfollowed certain folks – and why certain Tweeps may unfollow me (banish the thought!).

Came across a great blog post on TwitTown on just this topic, which detailed some of the most common reasons Tweeps get themselves unfollowed and tend to agree with most of the list. How about you? Check it out here and comment below.

Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
Vice President/General Manager Abbie has been doing public relations her whole life…from organizing a picket line in 6th grade to organizing client communications today. She’s passionate about a lot of things, you’ll see. Check out Abbie's full bio


  1. Taylor says:

    I did the same thing last week! My feed was so cluttered, so I went through and unfollowed about 500 people. It’s the twitter equivalent of cleaning out the junk drawer and it feels good.

  2. I go through my list every month or so. No updates for a couple weeks, gone. Nothing but push and no dialogue, gone. Nothing wrong with it — the beauty of digital communications is much of the control resides with the user — we can pick and choose who we receive info from and engage with.

  3. Scott Hanson says:

    Maybe more about quality vs. quantity?

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