Can twitter accounts auto-follow?

I sometimes get strange twitter follows from accounts after posting a tweet. Can accounts be set up to auto-follow people if keywords come up, like flowers or lipstick? Or is someone manually searching for matching tweets?

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 24, 2014 at 21:23

It is, theoretically, not impossible. There are services that offer auto-follow for new followers - i.e. someone named Y follows X, and so X's account automatically follow Y. Some time ago, Twitter made that very easy, but they changed the API somewhat. That is still possible, though.

I'm sure, with enough resources at hand, one can set up a system that scours Twitter for certain keywords or hashtags to then follow the person who tweeted said word/s. But there are many many many hired folks who actually 'manually' search Twitter for folks to follow or RT...


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