Hacking Twitter - Let's follow each other.

I came across @fenske post yesterday and his topic "Twitter is hard 2020". And I thought about it. What would happen if we post our twitter accounts here and when someone new will follow your account, you will follow back? Indiehackers reciprocity.

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      Followed! Freelance developer specializing in mobile, voice, and web development. https://twitter.com/conorleary_

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      Followed! I'm https://twitter.com/adayeoyh, ex-Coinbase PM, now building a startup on a mission to surface the best 1min ideas & stories from tech and startup podcasts.

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      Just followed you, here is my profile - https://twitter.com/SwipePagesApp

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      followed! Just launched a marketplace for off-the-beaten-path tours and experiences: https://twitter.com/toureaux_

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      Followed! Data engineer by day, wannabe indie hacker on weekends: https://twitter.com/milannister

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      Interesting concept for gtmhub. Followed!

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        Followed you. Enter network sounds interesting. Looking forward to connect. Here is my profile https://twitter.com/WilsonBrightJ

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          Thanks Wilson! Likewise! What are you working on with BlockSurvey?

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            Its a privacy focused alternative to Google Forms and SurveyMonkey. You can access it here https://blocksurvey.io. Launching it PH this month.

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        Done. Here is mine https://twitter.com/ehussen. Currently working on a simple AI service to analyze, classify, extract, etc text

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      Just followed you Emeka! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Founder of http://cueup.io DJ booking 🎧 Making side projects for fun and profit ✌️ Located in Bali 🌏 https://twitter.com/ChrisDengso

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        I like the business concept. I operate a DJ agency in Miami https://miamidjz.com/ Let me know if we can be of service.

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      This comment was deleted a year ago.

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    I like it! I'm trying to build in public more and would love to connect with more IHs https://twitter.com/allison_seboldt

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      Followed! I'm https://twitter.com/adayeoyh, ex-Coinbase PM, now building a startup on a mission to surface the best 1min ideas & stories from tech and startup podcasts.

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      Interesting. What made you want to start Fantasy Congress?

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        I really enjoyed fantasy football and thought it would be fun to apply the fantasy sports concept to another interest of mine, aka politics.

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          Haha! That's brilliant. Very creative.

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      Just followed you Allison! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Just followed you Rosie! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Followed! Can't believe was not following earlier.

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      Already follow you. Would appreciate a follow back :) https://twitter.com/michaelaubry

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    I regularly tweet about building things and share progress updates for my products:


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      I looked at Sitesause, interesting idea. I have one tip.

      A single payment for your entire team

      Your "single" payment is not single, but recurring. Be transparent.

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        Didn't mean "single" that way, but gonna make it clearer. Thanks!

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      Just followed you Jake! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    🔥 Great idea! If you would like to discover new cool products -> follow https://twitter.com/owwlyapp

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      Followed you. Would you be interested to take a look at my product? Here is my profile https://twitter.com/WilsonBrightJ

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      Just followed Owwly!

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    You can follow me at: @markolo_dev
    I'll follow back :)

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      Just followed you Marcin! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    I've been tweeting about my thoughts and progress with urspace over on https://twitter.com/doncubed !

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      I think you might be lucky enough to have a spoof account: https://twitter.com/CubedDon

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      Just followed you Don! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    Personally I'm simon_lepine. My startup is lakebed_io.

    @toughyear created a Telegram group where we share links to tweets and others like/upvote. As a result of Rajeev's idea for the Telegram group I created a Twitter list. So people just need to subscribe to that list to keep track of Indie Hacker Awesome-ness.

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      Love this idea! i just followed the list :)

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      Hi Simon. I believe in your attempt to add me to the list, you added another "Elorm" as well who has been flooding the list and a couple of people hit me up to complain.

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        Yes, that person just posted some nudey pics. Sorry about that.

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      @Lakebed_io thanks for mentioning. Yes, the list is an awesome way to engage with IndieHackers on twitter. I am https://twitter.com/RajeevSinghN

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      Just followed you and the list, Simon! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Amazing 👏 have followed 60% then it threw an error so will continue once I can. Would you please add https://twitter.com/turbotobias

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      @friendlyguy, nice work, would you mind adding me to the list? Thanks!

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        Hi, It's throwing up some error.

        Ping me on DM with your profile. I will add you. No worries :)


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      Just followed you and the list, Akhil! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    So I want to begin by saying I'm in no way accusing you of falling into this.

    Follow-for-follow is a relatively old social media expansion model. It's used and abused throughout the YouTube and Twitch community as well as parts of the Instagram community afaik.

    It's a really bad model, especially for indiehackers, because it doesn't grow authentic and organic expansion on social media. The people following you are doing so to pump up their numbers, which is true in many cases, but there's no other more organic reason they followed you. You'll very soon fall off their following list as they either forget why they followed you or they unfollow you to boost their following:folllower ratio (another overhyped stat.)

    Instead, explain the value added that I get from following you. Are you funny? Educational? Do we have similar hobbies? All three of these aspects can be used as specific selling points for your product but the bigger point is having a reason why people should follow you. I believe Gary Vee talks about that a fair bit.

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      the most important comment in this thread is at the bottom, smh

      "Quality over quantity"

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      Followed you. https://twitter.com/WilsonBrightJ

      Get volley is a nice idea. Best!

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      Just followed you Anna! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Just followed you Tuhin! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    Awesome idea - looking forward to connecting with some fellow builders/creators - https://mobile.twitter.com/DomVacchiano

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      Just followed you Richard! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    Good idea - I've been trying to up my Twitter game as of late, and I love to follow other indie hackers/solo founders. Nice to meet you all!

    Here's mine - https://twitter.com/Jon_Blankenship

    I tweet about software development and entrepreneurship. Mostly.

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      Already following you haha

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        Yeah man hahaha 🙏🏻

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    Founder of VisualBonus - $6k MRR
    Love to follow other founders!


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      Just followed you Philip! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Do you guys need video content? Im giving away free videos -> https://www.indiehackers.com/post/post-your-podcast-if-i-like-it-i-will-make-a-free-video-and-promote-your-content-f050b84300

      Also, follow my journey https://twitter.com/michaelaubry my goal is $20k MRR by the end of the year.

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    This is the official list of all indie hackers who left here a comment. I will update it regularly when someone new joins. If it is allowed, like this post to get it higher.


    I like that many of you shared their accounts and not business or project accounts. I'm so happy that my tweet feed will be super valuable now.

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    You can find me here, and my startup Makerlog.

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    Cool idea, not sure what will happen, as I already see 94 comments, so mine will probably get lost in this void. Either way, if someone into marketing, SEO, building digital businesses and following the journey of one young man trying to grow is online presences, here I am 😄 - https://twitter.com/BLeonavicius

    P.S. @manyTomas thanks for posting this - I am finding some new great people to follow on twitter for the past few weeks and this thread is going to be awesome to go through (my weekend is booked haha).

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      Just to let you know I started following everyone from top and followed you as well :)

      I am on https://twitter.com/jitsalunke

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        Me too! :)
        I'm here for anyone who'd like to follow me: https://twitter.com/milannister

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        Thanks! I didn't expect to get 20+ new followers from this :D

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      Great. That is why I posted it. I have also found some interesting people and ideas that otherwise would be unnoticed. Also, people who are posting here are active and want to grow their business.

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      Just followed you Benas! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    Nice one Tomas :) This works very nicely in a community like Indiehackers.

    There are a lot of Facebook groups that do "follow 4 follow". While I think this is an OK tactic if you just start out and want your follower count up to 100. But on the long run you really want to avoid this.

    Having a connection to people because we're all (inspiring) makers will create a long term relationship that not only leads to a higher follower count but also engagement. That's ultimately how you can amplify your voice and grow your Twitter account.

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      Thank you for your comment. I'm fully aware of this. That's why I didn't promote my own Twitter account in my initial message.

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        In your profile link to twitter seems to be broken unfortunately.

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          Thank you. I have updated my profile.

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    I am writing about UX every day here: https://twitter.com/ux_daily

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      Te acabo de seguir Andrez! El mío es @thisiselies :)

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    serial founder and mentor - I tweet and RT useful stuff for founders, makers, NoCoders, designers, marketers, investors, edtech, #business4good and entrepreneurship in general

    Currently building an academy for online entrepreneurs and I advise and mentor startups/provide various services to early-stage startups founders.


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      Just followed you Greg! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    Whoever came up with the list idea is great,subscribe to the list and follow people you like (or not). I saw two three lists though, if we could decide on one that would be great.

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      Just followed HelloClouders! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    I am at https://twitter.com/lifeinafolder

    Follow me if you like books, philosophy, occasional memes and dont like big tech.

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      Just followed you Rajat! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    Posting updates on building my web app on my feed!

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      Just followed you Yongelee! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Just followed you! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Just followed you! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    I post memes & anti-social statements that appeal to masonic patrons.

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    Super cool to meet like minded folks!
    Just followed everyone in the comments 👍

    This is me: @R_ubenBuijs

    This is what Im working on: @boeihelp

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      Just followed you Ruben (I was already following boei)! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Just followed you Elorm! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      I followed everyone so far.... Great to meet a lot of like minded people on social media

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    I like it! Following peeps. Follow twitter.com/blakerson if you're interested in analytics (or Japan or the video games industry).

    I'm optimistic that friendly signal-boosting retweets would be beneficial for lots of us. Happy to join that effort.

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      Just followed you Blake! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Hi Michael, followed you. https://twitter.com/WilsonBrightJ. Interested in colourandfonts. Am I fine to use some of the contrasts for my product?

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        Great !

        Absolutely, they are there for that. It would great to see the result

        Lett me know if I can help you with something.

        Have a great one.

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          Definitely. Will reach out to you once I have do some changes with my product. Appreciate it.

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      Just followed you Michael! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    Followed everyone so far.

    Mine -> https://twitter.com/gavin_wiener

    I usually post interesting podcasts I've enjoyed (usually in a business space), interesting take-aways from books and interviews, and whenever I release a new tutorial on YouTube or Medium article.

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      Just followed you Gavin! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    Haha! I like this https://twitter.com/PaiNishant. I tweet about systems, SaaS and startups.

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      Just followed you Nishant! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Just followed you Preetam! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Just followed you Tejas! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Just followed you Levi! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Just followed you Evan! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    Great idea! I'm not active on Twitter, but I hope to be soon. https://twitter.com/stevenkkim

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      Just followed you Steven! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    Just started a new account today :)

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      Just followed your account! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Just wanted to say I like the title: The Uncertainty Architect. :)

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      Just followed you Todd! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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      Just followed you Dan! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    Just started nexthangout.com to fix online meetups/events discovery

    Follow me for Machine Learning / Startups @hassantahir__

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    Great idea, I’d love to see what everyone is working on.


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    @saadmrb, I'll follow you back

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    Howdy, folks! I'm @rglover. Feel free to hit me up with JavaScript/Node.js questions.

    For those interested, compiled a list of replies so far here: https://mobile.twitter.com/i/lists/1256043028197847040

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    I am a long time developer, wanna be designer. Passionate about teaching other developers stuff. I am also working on two side projects - one having to do with habits and one having to do with books and reading. I am totally new to the twitter thing, it would be lovely to get to triple digits I guess - https://twitter.com/bhumi1102

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    Hey I'm Ara 👋 Currently working on a chrome extension to help you learn languages while you browse the web. Love meeting new founders :)

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    I was trying to find & follow creative minds! thanks for making this!
    you can find me https://twitter.com/jamalx31

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    I'd love to connect with more people on twitter!

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    Going to follow you all. Here is my Twitter, see you all on the inside https://twitter.com/michaelaubry.

    Also if you want a free video for your social media check this out https://www.indiehackers.com/post/post-your-podcast-if-i-like-it-i-will-make-a-free-video-and-promote-your-content-f050b84300

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    Sound good. Be good to good to connect with fellow indie hackers. You can find me at https://twitter.com/boardy89

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    This is such a cool idea! I am Vamsi (creator of placestovisitthisweekend.com) you can find me at https://twitter.com/VamsiRao7

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    I post a inside-view of the business strategy behind a successful freelance career: https://twitter.com/steve_tenuto

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    Love the idea - https://twitter.com/FAfied32 for mine - analytics / investing & fintech/ ML / start-up related.

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    I’m at @bennoland, an iOS dev tweeting ~2x/week about building a fitness tracking game.

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    Just followed many of you. My account is: https://twitter.com/malthe8

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      Following you Anna. Here is my profile https://twitter.com/WilsonBrightJ. We have something in common. I'm in the space of ethical tech. Looking forward to connecting with you sometime.

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    Building a systemized service business here -> https://twitter.com/shavin47

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    Great idea! Just started Twitter but here goes - https://twitter.com/consultantrhys

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    Guys, this is really awesome idea! Subscribe to this list https://twitter.com/i/lists/1256109930060214272 it'd be easier to follow everyone

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    I'm here https://twitter.com/martz2804

    Tweets about opensource, .NET and VLC.

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    I occasionally tweet something interesting @ https://twitter.com/rvbiljouw

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    https://twitter.com/mourad1bm Entrepreneur and investor tweeting about what makes me excited.

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    About to launch something I've been working on for the last few months. Can follow the launch at https://twitter.com/madebycrevans

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    my profile here: https://twitter.com/jacksng Hope to meet other like-minded founders!

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      Followed you Jack. Here is my profile https://twitter.com/WilsonBrightJ. Love the idea of books and people. Reach out to me when you are launching.

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        Books & People was my first bootstrapped startup. It was founded 7 years ago :) https://youtu.be/XXF7xcRcYkc

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    I’m relatively new to Twitter and would like to build a network of IndieHackers. 😄

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    I'm a founder helping people control the personal data Facebook and Google have collected about you for over a decade.
    Would love to have fellow indie hackers in my Twitter feed!


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    I'm new on Twitter, don't have any followers so far: https://twitter.com/sterovic. Will surely follow back.

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    I only have 23 followers - Let's see if this helps 😂

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    Great idea! All-in-one Marketing and CRM platform founder. Would love to connect :) https://twitter.com/anhluviet

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    Great initiative, mine is https://twitter.com/onmyway133, nice to finally have discovered IH

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    just added a bunch of you guys, pleasure to connect!

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    I've been sharing a bunch of awesome email marketing insights on Twitter lately!

    Let's connect: https://twitter.com/ecomchasedimond

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    Great idea. Just followed. I will appreciate the follow. I will FOLLOW BACK :-D


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    Many interesting profiles followed already. You find me here, posting about product teams, strategy, culture and soon about a one/two new projects: https://twitter.com/_okaiser

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    I'm mainly into JS, React, but I love tech and helping people out

    Follow me here :)

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    I am into new tech, Digital Marketing, Blockchain tech, Fintech, Music tech.. in fact anything exciting tech. Kindly follow thanks


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    Done! Check out Motion Storyline at https://twitter.com/MotionStoryline - I definitely follow back IH community members!

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    Have followed all comments now :)
    Follow https://twitter.com/turbotobias and I’ll re follow

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    As a bootstrapped founder, I tweet about startups and cloud computing among other things. Follow if you like. Thanks!

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    I recently created a new Twitter account to use in English since I've been using my original one in my native language (Japanese).
    I'd love to connect with more IHs!

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    Great idea! Follow me for personal branding, content and productivity advice: https://twitter.com/hbhatia90

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    Follow me for random tweets about technology, product management and a pinch of climate, society and Belgium criticism: https://twitter.com/phalox.

    I'd love to grow my followers and would welcome suggestions on what kind of content you'd like to see more of. (maybe a bit less Corona-related :-))

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    A bit late to the party. Was busy with my side project. Anyway, I am on https://twitter.com/navpar

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    Hi all, you can find me here: https://twitter.com/milannister
    I'll follow back.

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    Hi, I just see this post. My twitter is https://twitter.com/ngranja19 . thanks!

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    You can find me here (personal): https://twitter.com/KrisBorghesan

    And Savology's twitter here: https://twitter.com/SavologyApp

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      But not so late as you may think. I added you to the list of Indie hackers on Twitter that joined this movement so you can easily follow everyone and get some love back.

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    Just getting started on Twitter, appreciate any follows

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    This is awesome! Trying to be more visible and to connect with other IHs too. https://twitter.com/whosthisisa

    We'll be launching a product called VSpace, a bookmark manager designed for individual and team advantage this May.

    P.S. How does connecting with each other on LinkedIn sounds?

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    Hey, nice idea. You can connect with me here: https://twitter.com/RajeevSinghN

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    I don't retweet others, posting my content, interact a lot

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    Tweeting about tech policy and business! https://twitter.com/chrisxwan

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    Great idea! Mine is https://twitter.com/ferpetrelli. Not very active at the moment but will be releasing a side project soon I could absolutely get insights :)

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    Here is my twitter: https://twitter.com/VictorySokolov
    Mostly posting helpful code snippets

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    I write about Personal Growth, Strategy, Economics, and Technology.

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    Been looking to connect with more founders lately! This is perfect!

    My tweets 👉 https://twitter.com/DustinWStout

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    I am building #sketchnotes project. I am documenting my journey in Twitter

    Follow me @profulsadangi on Twitter. and I will follow back.


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    I'm at http://twitter.com/brusselsregular

    Short, actionable insights on building a profitable SaaS side project

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    Hi, mobile app development INDIEHACKER here.. https://twitter.com/ixmcxlm

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      It's your fault 🤣

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            oh, mom, this is crazy :D

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    I don't think mindless followings are healthy or sustainable. I recommend everybody here to explicitely mention what they tweet about.

    My Twitter: https://twitter.com/strzibnyj

    I tweet about Ruby, Rails, Elixir, Phoenix, Linux. I will increase tweeting about bootstrapping once I will start shipping!

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    I've been building an indie list mainly from IH https://twitter.com/TamasAbraham/lists/indie

    and my profile is: https://twitter.com/TamasAbraham/

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    https://www.twitter.com/burcs - twitter is still in "stealth mode" because I don't want to release the product, not sure I'm handling it the best way. Does anyone have any ideas on how to grow your twitter before having a live product?

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      Release some information. No one will copy it because only you know how to make your product work.

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    You can find me here ✌️https://twitter.com/danielnueno

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    Hey all :) I made a twitter account find me here https://twitter.com/sambo_io

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    Good idea. Im the owner of Red Class and DJ Agency https://miamidjz.com/ . My twitter handle is https://twitter.com/alexriveratech

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    Great idea, I'm in. https://twitter.com/aspromatis
    Follow me to get insights around Fintech, banking, and interesting (to me at least) musings.

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    Great idea, I've followed most people here. I tweet about startups, indie projects, business models, tech, and happiness. Find my account at https://twitter.com/jochemgerritsen

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    This is me one twitter, I post usually stuff related to webdev, UI and personal projects

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    I'll be honest - I only follow back when I see value. I don't believe in follow-for-follow. But if software engineering and some photography and entrepreneurship are topics of interest: https://twitter.com/tcurdt

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    Nice thread! @manyTomas

    I've followed everyone from the comment. Here is my account: https://twitter.com/thisishustler

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    A dirty hack indeed 🙂. You can find me here: https://twitter.com/alicanvergin

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    If anyone is interesting in my tweets about mental health and app development. https://twitter.com/ameistad

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    Okay, let's do this 😃https://twitter.com/tmvst

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    It took me around 15 mins to follow everyone on this thread. Honestly I was bored of seeing the same tweets from the current network, so it would be interesting to hear from fellow Indiehackers

    I am at https://twitter.com/jitsalunke
    I am pushing myself to tweet more on building mini startups - Promotehour, Listhour and Jona, all at once :-P Hopefully will do that now.

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      Haha, :D. I just followed you on Twitter. I want to know how you are doing three projects at once.

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    Hey! It's funny cause I precisely posted about the same idea yesterday

    But I think you definitely nailed it with your title and keeping the main text short.

    Just followed you! Mine is @thisiselies :)

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    I am trying to build a profitable internet business without chasing 🏑 growth, seeking VC 💰 or working 💯 hour weeks.

    Also see dripl.co.uk 🙏

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    https://twitter.com/kevinpeters_ tweeting mostly about JavaScript and my Side Projects.

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    You can find me here: https://twitter.com/klaaz0r

    Followed pretty much everyone in the thread :D

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    https://twitter.com/codefreechris 👈😍👋

    Working on a tournament for hackers and entrepreneurs: https://twitter.com/HackerStash

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