In spring of 2009 Micah Baldwin started a twitter Meme that would never die. It’s called #FollowFriday.
The idea behind #FollowFriday is that you (the twitter user) would take one fascinating person you follow on twitter, and explain to the rest of your followers why they should follow them.
I embraced Follow Friday for most of 2009. I loved sharing great finds with my community.
Unfortunately 2010 was the year that I didn’t use Twitter on Fridays, mostly Friday mornings. I would go to twitter and my entire stream would be flooded with tweets like this
I see absolutely no value in 140 characters with a bunch of names and no explanation. I follow almost 5,000 people on twitter, and each and every one of them is worth following and interacting with.
Tomorrow morning, and every Friday moving forward I will be logging onto twitter, but instead of reading the live feed (as I typically do), I’ll be looking at my short list of people who have promised to not #FollowFriday.
The list is here, it’s short, but at least you will be able to navigate twitter.
If you won’t be participating in #FollowFriday please leave your twitter id below in the comments and I’ll add you to the list.
If you will be participating in #FollowFriday I’d love for you to recommend just one person (maybe two) and give a reason for following them. It’s possible that people will actually pay attention. Just not me, I’m using lists to filter the noise out.