incrediBILL - 3:05 am on Mar 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
Accounts that auto-follow based on keywords sounds like a very quick way to develop a somewhat-focused list.
Focused list? I was discussing someone pregnant stuck in an elevator, I'm hardly buying her a crib or anything. It's just mindless automated spam to annoy the heck out of people just trying to have a little chat.
The only time I find keyword monitoring useful is when you complain about something going wrong with Comcast or some other business and they jump in and help resolve the problem. Got s free burger from Five Guys that way, but it's an exception and not the rule.
The way these auto-follow marketers work all I'd have to do to get 10K followers in a day would be to set up a new account and tweet the whole dictionary and wait for a ton of followers to suddenly appear.