Twitter: what to do with a follower
I’m after a piece of logic to work out what to do with “people” who follow me on Twitter. There are three possible actions (or inactions) I should take for a follower:
- Follow back
Ignore is the action associated with accounts that are harmless but whose content is unlikely to be sufficiently pertinent to inspire me. Block is for harmful accounts or those with few morals. And follow back is saved for those accounts whose contents is genuinely interesting to me.
Now there are three pieces of information pertaining to the follower that should be sufficient to determine an appropriate course of action:
- Number of followers
- Number of people they are following
- Number of tweets
Those three pieces of data should be sufficient to work out whether to ignore or block them. If the algorithm determines that neither action is appropriate, then I the decision whether to follow them back should be driven by me, as I’d be uncomfortable this being automated.
I’d be happy for Twitter to learn from my behaviour to figure out the most appropriate tuning of the algorithm for my tastes. In the meantime, any suggestions for formulae for ignoring and blocking?