Follow Friday has been a big thing on Twitter for as long as I can remember. Today I introduce to you #FF’s awesome little sister, #IFollowedFriday (or #IFF for short). A few weeks ago, I was finding new people to follow each Friday but really didn’t have a way to reach out and say “Hey, someone recommended you and I chose to follow”.
#IFollowedFriday or #IFF has since bridged that gap for me, since I have been using it as a hashtag I have noticed far more reciprocal follows than I was getting previously and numerous people have expressed interest in the concept.
Overall the concept is very simple, when someone recommends new people for you to follow using the #FollowFriday or #FF hashtags, after following the ones you like you tweet them all with #IFollowedFriday or #IFF to let them know that you have followed them as a result of a recommendation. Until people know what on earth it is, I would recommend the #IFollowedFriday hashtag as it is somewhat more descriptive.
I am also toying with the idea of a format similar to “#IFollowedFriday @user1 @user2 @user 3 via @recommender” but that one is open for discussion.
I am certainly open to thoughts, in the mean time to get the word around if you have thoughts connect with me @StuartCRyan or tweet with the #Tag #IFollowedFriday, tell me your thoughts, do you like it and might you use it?