WeFollow SXSW Announced Twitter Directory

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we followKevin Rose, the founder of Digg, has created a new Twitter directory called WeFollow. Announced on Digg, the new directory debuted with more than 2,500 followers in less than 24 hours. It really hit its stride during SXSW this past weekend.

The directory works like most other Twitter directories like Twello and Just Tweet It, but it has one thing that other directories don’t: a large number of users. Reaching critical mass (where the number of users makes a directory viable) is the most difficult part of launching a directory or group participation site.

With marketing and muscle like Digg and Rose can offer, it’s no wonder WeFollow has picked up so well.

The site’s simple interface belies its powerful nature. It’s easy to find groups of interest and join them. Users themselves are listed within these interest groups ranked by how many followers they sport. Large names like Google and the New York Times have become a part of this directory.

Two things set it apart from other

directories: it’s size and user-base, already mentioned, and it’s simplicity and lack of “plug-in bombardment” which seems to be such a part of the strategy of similar services.

Another advantage is the effective and KISS easy filter that WeFollow uses to spurn spammers: Tweets can only be sent to three hashes (groups) per person. So if you’re hoping to use a site like WeFollow for your get-rich-quick marketing scam, look elsewhere.

This is a great tool and falls into the category of “you’ll love it, once you try it.”

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4 Comments
  1. Jordan Willms

    March 20, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Check out http://www.TweetTop.com for who to follow on twitter in many different categories. Similar to wefollow but a mix of UGC and editorial controlled (as opposed to wefollow which lets users self classify).

    J

  2. Jordan Willms

    March 20, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Check out http://www.TweetTop.com for who to follow on twitter in many different categories. Similar to wefollow but a mix of UGC and editorial controlled (as opposed to wefollow which lets users self classify).

    J

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