Digg founder Kevin Rose has just launched his latest start-up, We Follow. We Follow is simply a Twitter directory that will help people find others niche Tweeters. We Follow is a "user powered Twitter directory" which categorizes the Top Twitter users through follower counts and a variety of tags such as #blogger #socialmedia #tech #celebrity, etc. Rose opted to make the announcement via Digg. Since then it has gained momentum, with over 2,500 followers in less than 24 hours.he premise is simple: anyone can tweet to @wefollow hashtags that represent what categories they would like to be listed under.
WeFollow sees these @replies and then organizes users based on those hashtags. Common hashtags include #blogger, #entrepreneur, and #socialmedia. WeFollow only allows for three hashtags per person, assuring the directory does not become overly cluttered. The site has a simple and clean interface, making it easy to find Twitter users with similar interests or in similar industries. It lists users based on the number of followers they have, which is not always the best way to organize Twitter users but makes sense nonetheless.
It has gained a lot of traction in a short timespan. Several big names have voluntarily joined the directory including companies such as Google and celebrities like Ashton Kutcher. It’s important to note that several listings on the directory were added manually, such as The New York Times.