Ever have grandparents who get a taste of social media? You know they go for the one they can post and like and share on first. Then they hear about Twitter and Tweets. Then they ask the nearest tech savvy kid to explain it to them. The kid is probably about 12, and gives a quick one paragraph explanation that leaves the older folks with just enough info to get them in trouble. Let me tell you why I had to find out how to get Twitter followers for my grandmother’s account using tactics businesses actually use.
She saw that a lot of people on Twitter had thousands of followers. She had decided to set up an account and start sending out Tweets. She had the basics down okay. She was still having a bit of a problem with understanding how to do the hashtag thing, but she was getting enough practice. Still, she was not getting any followers other than her very few friends who had signed up for Twitter and a few family members. (more…)