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A Twitter Follow is not a Marriage Proposal

Here’s a Twitter etiquette tip: Don’t set up an automated response to go out to people who follow you. If you feel you must, just make it short and sweet. By following you, these people haven’t professed their love. Following someone on Twitter requires minimal investment. Therefore, any response that asks them to engage you further by following you on other platforms is inappropriate. Given them a chance to get to know you before you propose!

Think of this as a first date. Don’t ask them to go steady or make some further commitment; just thank them for the follow and move on.

Here’s how you should do it (even though this response is automated):

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Here’s another good example (not canned):

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Here are examples of how it should not be done (they go too far):

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