#FollowFriday has become an international event! Every Friday across the globe millions of people on Twitter use the #FF hashtag to recognize their favorite tweople. It's a fun way to share and find awesome new people to follow on Twitter.
It works well for a few main reasons:
1. It helps you find interesting people to follow. By using the search function on Twitter, you can search #FF and browse thousands of recommendations. Also, you can follow the trusted recommendations of your friends.
2. It feels good. There's no denying that getting a #FF from a fellow user, along with sharing your own favorites, promotes a positive feeling across the twittersphere. It's a great way to say "Thank you for being awesome!" and "You should follow this person!"
3. It's easy and you don't have to be a Twitter expert to participate. #FollowFriday enables you to share as many or as little #FF's as you'd like, in one tweet or twenty. Keep in mind however, you don't want to overwhelm your followers with dozens of #FF's. In this case, it's more about quality than quantity.
A great resource we came across to see who is endorsing who is the website Top Follow Friday. The algorithm used on this site analyzes the number of times someone is #FollowFriday'd. As of today, the "Queen Elizabeth" Twitter handle @queen_UK (with 300k followers) is ranked #8 and @dalailama (with nearly 3M followers) is #17! Check it out to find some great new people to follow!
Happy #FF @everyone!!!