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If someone follows you on Twitter and later un-follows you,

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If someone follows you on Twitter and later un-follows you, what is the significance of that? Say you retweeted a tweet promoting a charity event and with that came a "follow", for retweeting. They followed and then a month later unfollowed. Socially what does that mean? If it matters, there was no tweeting other than that and you never met them. But the follow was promised for retweeting so there was no reason to unfollow. Anything negative? It seems like it. Also does it prevent you from contacting them in the future,
is it an indication that that would be unwelcome and what if you see them at an event?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Relationship
Expert:  49erLBSU replied 8 months ago.
Twitter as well as facebook and other social media sites have users often gather many followers that come and go.

Following your example for a charity event makes sense as you want to promote with those that share the same interest for this function. I would think that the person following would continue up to and possibly after the event. Meeting at the event is a reason to follow but also can mean just to attend the event so do not assume they wanted to meet up. They may just wanted to attend the event and move on.

I would not take it personal as people often weed out their contact lists as they can no longer handle a large group to follow. Kind of a spring cleaning.

Here is something I researched on reasons why people follow and then unfollow:

http://vi-techreviews.blogspot.com/2013/03/reasons-why-people-unfollow-you-on.html
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

And if they unfollow you on Twitter, if you had a reason to contact them in the future would that prevent that, is it an indication like someone asking you not to contact them or is it something else?

Expert:  49erLBSU replied 8 months ago.
It can from everything I have researched on this topic of both thoughts. While it can be of someone who has lost interest in following you or possibly a person who is "cleaning house" on their twitter account and wants to weed things to make it easier to manage.

I would believe that for professional reasons that you could again contact this person and see if contact can be made by following. I still believe though that in your example of having a charity event that this person started to follow as they had an interest in the event as well as attending. Once the event was over, the interest was lost and they decided to weed their contact list.

If you feel that contacting this person would lead to a professional as well as friendly relationship, then by all means try again. Only knowledge of this person can one better understand why they may no longer want to follow.

The social media world can sometime feel like high school at times I think.
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