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How to create a tightly connected Twitter network

Fifty-seven percent of survey takers said that a person with fewer follower, but a tightly connected network would have a more measurable effect on an outcome than a person with a loosely connected network but many followers.  Conclusion?  Tighter network is more influential in a social nichework, as Brian Solis might say.
So how can we develop a tighter network?  Here are some ways to engage:

When a new follower subscribes to your Twitter feed…
…turn off auto DM and send them a human generated welcome Tweet
…check out their profile and ReTweet something you find interesting
…check out their profile and comment on something you have in common
…if they have a link to a blog, subscribe to it via RSS, Tweet a post periodically
…send them a solo shout out on a #FF and provide a good reason why
…introduce them to someone in your network where you see a fit
…notice their Twitter connections and comment on one that seems familiar

When you develop fans, or people that actively engage you and your posts…
…send them a “thank you” for Tweeting your link
…reply to their Tweets with a comment that furthers the discussion
…add them to a list of special users or a list for Paper.li
…favorite a Tweet you find interesting
…visit their blog and post a thoughtful comment
…connect with them on another network like Amplify or Posterous
…bookmark their content on a social site like Digg or Delicious
…invite local Twitter followers to an IRL networking event
…interview someone for a post on your own blog
…check in periodically with old friends
…have a conversation that isn’t public, over DM
…notice something one of their other interests in a Tweet

What suggestions would you add for creating a tightly connected Twitter network?

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