Twitter Decision Flowchart

twitter-decision-flowchart1Twitter is the place to be online and tips abound. But, how do you decide whether to follow someone who has followed you? There are some basic filters you can use, like not following back obvious spammers and scammers and generally not following people with protected tweets unless you know them already.

Anyway, I’ve created a flowchart to help you decide whether to follow someone who followed you on Twitter (click the image to get a fullsize view). Incidentally, I am not quite so strict as this flowchart implies so please do follow me as @sciencebase:


I asked (Anti)Social Development blogger Kim Woodbridge for her editorial thoughts on the Twitter flowchart before publishing, and so the decision diamond for avatar/photo assessment is more lenient than it was. It was Kim that mentioned locked tweeps too, although I didn’t embed that thought process into the flow diagram.

Author: David Bradley

Freelance science journalist, author of Deceived Wisdom. Photographer and musician.