Now that SocialOomph is charging for Twitter Automation services, such as “Auto-Follow”, I want to offer another alternative that is free. Tweeter Karma (known as Twitter Karma before Twitter slapped their wrist) provides some helpful functions for your Twitter account for free.
Tweeter Karma allows you to organize your Twitter account for simple maintenance. As you can see in the pictures below, you can look at one segment of your account and then make decisions appropriately. What do I use it for? I’m glad you asked : )
I use Tweeter Karma to practice good Twitter etiquette, which is to follow those who are following you. I can easily bring up people who are following me but, for whatever reason, I haven’t followed them back. Then I can scroll down, select all accounts, and do a bulk follow to show some Twitter love.
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I also use Tweeter Karma to see who I am following that isn’t following me (if I have recently followed people within the last 24-48 hours I don’t do this because I want to give people a reasonable amount of time to return the favor). Once Tweeter Karma shows this cluster of accounts, I can go through them and unfollow them. This helps me keep a healthy balance between my following and followers which is good for your Twitter ranking and influence. It’s also helpful when starting out a new account since you can’t follow more than 2,000 people without having 2,000 followers.
Tweeter Karma isn’t as automated as SocialOomph’s auto-follow service, but it is a free and efficient alternative to those who are looking for one.