posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 12:09 AM
reply to post by Cobra.EXE
Really, it has nothing to do with your username on GLP or ATS and everything to do with being on the publicly-available list of ATS Twitter
I've never had an account on GLP, but they started following my Twitter today too.
They just went down the list of ATS Twitter followers and hit the "follow" icon. It's not spam, it's subscribing to your Twitter feed. If you
don't want them to subscribe, you can block them from following you.
I think it's perfectly possible that there was some malevolent glee in the action, since there's bad blood between GLP and ATS going a long way
back. But mostly it's just a marketing ploy, as has been explained in the thread.
How do you build a Twitter followers list? One way is to find people who you think might be interested in following you and follow them. They'll get
the notification that they're being followed, and some percent of them will check you out. If you've identified a like-minded group, some number of
those who check you out will in fact be interested in what you're posting and will choose to follow you in return.
I don't like GLP personally, but I can certainly see why they would identify "people who follow ATS on Twitter" as a group who would be more likely
than average to follow GLP on Twitter.