Auto Follow Response? ID on LinkedIn

If you have just received a “Tks for following” message from someone new you have started to follow on Twitter – it’s really easy to see if it is an auto follow message or if it really is personal and meant just for you.  You need to be on LinkedIn to use this.

Here is  a (good) trick to accessing the Company Buzz on LinkedIn – now that it is basically a Twitter Search Engine for LinkedIn Users.  You need to go to Applications and “install” Company Buzz on your profile.  It will not appear in your public profile after the update – but don’t worry.

When you want to do a Twitter Search, simply select LinkedIn Applications on your main LinkedIn profile and then click on Company Buzz.

Because you have already installed it on your LinkedIn profile – it will come up, ready for you to do your search.

With the Twitter search facility in Company Buzz on LinkedIn use their name or a link they have posted in their Tweet to you and see if and how many times it comes up in the Twitter search.  If you see the same message – without a single personal note or variation – it’s an auto follow. 

So, then, you can decide whether you really want to follow or re-think about how valuable their tweets are really going to be; about what information they can provide to you, when you access them through Twitter. Or they followed you first and you followed back.  It’s your choice. 

Try this example: the “Txs for following” message that included this link (http://tinyurl.com/6lkw75)came up 100 times without a single variation – all posted 25 at a time, four batches every ten minutes over half an hour (now, in ten, in twenty, in thirty minutes) – not as DM (Direct Messages).

This is not to say that there is no legitimate use for DM auto-responses. It depends entirely on the way those you follow are using Twitter and if you are comfortable with that.  It is your choice.

But, this is a good way to determine whether you are getting the Twitter Tweet you think you are!  By comparison, the Tweets that contained this link  (http://tinyurl.com/d3ad8v )- came up 13 times over six hours, including NINE retweets.

Remember: when you want to do a Twitter Search, simply select LinkedIn Applications on your main LinkedIn profile and then click on Company Buzz.

Because you have already installed it on your LinkedIn profile – it will come up, ready for you to do your search.

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2 responses to “Auto Follow Response? ID on LinkedIn

  1. Phillip Gibb

    I hate Auto DM’s from people who do not follow me.
    first of all they are not personal
    and second you cannot reply, hmmmmph.

    I make an effort to personalize a DM for a thank you for following, but that is a bit of a mute point because I don’t do that any more.

    I blog to connect and engage with like minded people,
    well I would like to engage with everyone 🙂
    But for me it is about expressing myself and hearing others express themselves through the comments and over time build a relationship where we can learn from each other.

    Phill
    [twitter: http://twitter.com/phillipgibb ]
    [blog: http://synapticlight.com/ ]

    • Thanks for the comment Phillip – we are almost ready to publish the actual website – where we will be able to have forum discussions on topics like this. Look forward to seeing you there. Cheers Lesley

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