11. SocialOomph

SocialOomph is a web site with tools to help people with Twitter.

I use SocialOomph for ONLY two things: [one thing now that Twitter has changed their TOS]
Automatically Follow those who Follow me.
Automatically Unfollow those who Unfollow me.

SocialOomph has other functionality that you might want to play with, but for now we will focus on these two choices.

Go to SocialOomph.com

Click “Register”

Create an account using a username and a password that is NOT the same as your Twitter account.

Roll over “Social Accounts” -> Roll over “Add New Account” -> Click on “Add Twitter”

Enter you Twitter name and your Twitter password.
(yes, I know, I don’t usually give out my Twitter password but I have been using SocialOomph for a LONG time now and trust it.)

Click the “Auto Follow” check box.
Click the “Auto Unfollow” check box.
[ Twitter just announced a change to their TOS and auto unfollows will be disallowed by the end of January, 2010 ]

From: Twitter Support: Automation Rules & Best Practices
Automated Following and Un-Following:

Twitter users often review the profiles and recent tweets of their new followers. Being followed in a bulk, automated fashion can make this process bothersome and makes Twitter a less fun place to hang out.

The only auto-following behavior Twitter allows is auto-follow-back (following a user after they have followed you). Automated un-following is also not permitted. If you find yourself frequently needing to un-follow large numbers of users, you might consider reviewing your criteria for following them. Please review our Follow Rules and Best Practices for a detailed discussion of following recommendations.

Also note that in the general Twitter Rules that “get followers fast” applications and services are not allowed. Do not surrender your username and password to them.

Click “Save.”

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