The genius of WeFollow is that there’s not account to create and no complicated setup. You simply send a tweet to @wefollow with up to three hashtags and your account is added to the list for each. For example, I sent “@wefollow #storage #apple #virtualization” last night, and my account was added to these lists. If I send a different tweet, presumably, my account would be re-categorized in the directory.
There are lots of twitter directories, but this is by far the simplest to use. It’s also viral: I saw my Twitter friends tweeting to @wefollow, so I decided to do the same thing myself. Brilliant!
I’d love to know how often one can re-categorize ones Twitter account. I’d also want to know how WeFollow decides which tags to use, since it apparently ignored some of my later re-categorization tweets. I also agree with @stu that three might be too small a number, and it would be useful to search on more than one tag.
One more issue is standardization: Already @MattPovey has suggested using “#itstorage” instead of “#storage” for us enterprise storage folks. It looks like the server virtualization folks have settled on “#virtualization“. But what about Cisco-style networking, as opposed to social media folks? I suggest adopting “#internetworking“. These things will probably work themselves out fairly rapidly. And we’ll be left with a useful Twitter directory. Nice!