What is a Twitter SeeSaw

A Twitter SeeSaw is when you have a lop-side count of either Following or Followers.  This affect tends to happen due to these four stages.

 

  1. Twitter Rockstar
  2. Twitter Peoples Champ
  3. Twitter Spam Follow
  4. Twitter Snob
Twitter RockStar (+ Followers)
The most known Twitter SeeSaw reason is the Twitter RockStars or the Twitter Celebrities.  The most notorious Twitter Celeb right now besides Barack Obama is Kevin Rose; founder of Digg.com.

As you can see Kevin has a high Follower count compared to his Following count.  Now I don’t know 100% why Kevin chose not to follow people back but most famous Twitter profiles choose not to follow back due to a high demand of people following them. 

Twitter People’s Champ (Balance)
The Twitter People’s Champ is when you have a good balance ratio of Followers and Following.  Most famous example of this scenario is Guy kawasaki; Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures.  Guy exemplifies fantastic Twitter Balance and Recriprocation.  His ratio is almost a dead even 50/50 ratio with room to spare of not following Spammers.  This status shows Follow-back love and openness to interaction.
This Stage is the very best stage to have on Twitter due to the power of connection and engagement of Social Media.  This is what Social Media is all about, without interaction then it’s like just reading the news on a website with no social interaction.  This stage is highly encouraged to practice and will reap the best rewards.  This does not mean follow back everyone who follows you, still weed out the scammers, spammers and fake profiles to maximize effectiveness.
Twitter Spam Follow (+ Following)

The Twitter Spam Follow is a no brainer where they become lopsided in trying to follow as many Twitter accounts as possible in trying to gain a follow back.  Twitter had recently put a cap on the follow limit you could have in a short time frame without having a the same number of follow backs; 2,000 is the ceiling limit.  Now the Spammer have found a way around this by doing a mass follow, relying on Twitter to notify you by e-mail that you have a new follower, the spammer will then mass remove follow to stay under the 2,000 limit.

 

Twitter Snob (+ Followers)

The Twitter Snob stage goes hand in hand with the Twitter Rockstar.  You may not be a Twitter Rockstar but you may have more Followers than Following.  This is due to the reason because you don’t want to clutter your Twitter stream with an overload of Tweets of people you may not know too well so therefore you a become very selective in choosing who to follow so your Twitter stream will always be filled with the Tweets you want to see.

 

You may not want to clutter your Twitter stream but there are better reason whys to have a great follow back ratio.  The main reason is due to the power of utilizing Social Media effectively. Another reason is because you can still have a clean Twitter stream by using great Twitter tools to organize groups where you can focus on the ones you want without sacrificing your Following.  

My suggestion would be to use TweetDeck when your on a personal computer and an application like Tiny Twitter for your Mobile connection.  Both Applications are very good in organizing your points of focus so that way you can still keep track of your main Followers while still keeping tabs of the Twitter world.

TweetDeck is great because you can create a group where you can follow only the Twitter people you want to follow and organization is key which should solve the problem of the Twitter RockStar and Twitter Snob.

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