Who Is Your Most Valuable Twitter Follower? This App Will Tell You
There’s no reason to determine your virtual worth based solely on the number of people who follow you on Twitter — not when you can find the number of people who follow your followers, at least.
That’s what an app launched Monday promises to tell you, and along the way, it will also name your single Most Valuable Follower.MVF was created by Aviary’s lead of business development and partnerships, Alex Taub, and Nerve Dating developer Michael Schonfeld. The pair developed the app for fun.
“We aren’t trying to turn this into a business,” Taub says. “We just wanted to build something people would want to try.”
The app plays perfectly into the inherently narcissistic practice of posting to social media. In my case, for instance, I have about 500 followers — which may sound like a lot, but it means I reach just .00005% of Twitter’s active monthly user base. Imagine my inflated sense of self-importance when I realized, however, that my followers have a combined reach of more than 4 million users. That means I can claim to reach more than 1 percent of the Twitterverse.
The app names your most valuable follower, or MVF, based on who in your following has the most followers. Mine is the SinCity account, which has more than 200 thousand followers — meaning I took something of a shortcut to the 4 million followers-of-followers number.
You can make your MVF feel good with the app’s option to tweet a congratulatory message.
If you agree to do so, the app will also show you your 2nd through 5th MVF, giving you a chance to inflate their senses of self-importance as well.
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