Twitter has evolved from something that kids were using to keep in touch with each other to a worldwide communication medium. Now more than ever it pays for businesses to have a presence on Twitter. Every major news outlet, sports team, music artist and movie star is using Twitter to keep in touch with and announce events and news.

Building a network of followers is essential if you want to get your tweets out to the world. Stars can advertise their Twitter address on their fan club page and news stations can mention it in newscasts. But for businesses, bloggers and Infobarrel writers it can be very hard to get a following on Twitter. Enter automated programs that do the hard work for you.

There are now a number of programs that you can download and use to automatically follow other Twitter users with the hope that they will follow you back. It is estimated that around 5 % to 15% of users you follow will add you and follow your tweets as well.

One of the most powerful of these programs is called TwitterAdder. This program enables you to add a large list of Twitter users based on keywords, that may have something in common with you. For example, if you were the maker of a product aimed at surfers you could search the term "surfer" and all of the Twitter users with that in their name, profile or tweets would come up.

You can also use the "auto tweet" function to tweet important information during the time you are away from the computer. I don't recommend using this feature very much, because Twitter users don't like automated messages, but there could be a situation where you need to tweet at a particular time, such as "Our New Fall Line Is Coming On The Style Channel at 9:00 Central Time".

You could automatically add the maximum for each day, and then unfollow those who don't follow you back in the following days. This system is being used by many large and small companies to increase their followers on Twitter. Having a large number of followers on Twitter is the best way to get your message out.
If you are a blogger or a writer on sites like Infobarrel such a program just just might work for you.