#FF’s the scourge of productivity?

1 Definition for Hashtag #FF
Short for ‘Follow Friday’, the international Twitter event that happens every Friday where users recommend other users to follow.” Source: http://www.hashtags.org/definition/ff/ 

Have you ever wondered how much time the world takes to send an #FF (follow Friday)?

Try a total of 127 YEARS per tweet!

Probably not but, then, you are probably quite sane and, I do have some rather random ideas occasionally. However, this is exactly what occurred to me this morning when pondering on the use or otherwise of the #FF

Admidtedly, this is very much the back of an envelope calculation (an HMRC envelope if you are really interested) but, the figures are, quite staggering.

Assuming it takes twenty seconds or so to compose, and then send a list of your favourite people and; assuming that all regular Twitter users send one #ff per Friday (unlikely, but remember this is only a bit of fun) the world of regular Twitter users take a collective 127 years per tweet

There are 200 Million active twitter users (source: http://bit.ly/135MsDS  )

Twenty seconds to compose and post a #ff list

= 4,000,000,000 seconds
= 66,666,667 minutes
= 1,111,111 hours
= 46,296 days
= 6,613 weeks
= 127 YEARS every time the active Twitter world sends an #ff tweet

Makes you think doesn’t it?


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About Chris Wood: Chris is an estate agent with over 25 years of property experience. His business, PDQ Estates Ltd is based in Penzance and Helston, West Cornwall. He has worked with all sizes and types of businesses from single office independents to the management team and board of RBS and Tesco. A former President Elect of the NAEA and board member of NFoPP until he resigned in 2009, Chris has always championed the highest professional standards for estate agents in the UK. No stranger to the media, he has appeared on various programs including BBC, News 24, ITV, independent and BBC radio and is a regular contributor to trade journals, local and national Newspapers. Chris is on KloutLinkedIn Ecademy Facebook and Twitter Married to Amanda, he lives in Penzance with their children who are slowly flying the nest, his two dogs and his elderly Uncle. In his spare time; Chris likes to keep fit and is a long-standing member of the Territorial Army. In 2010 he mobilised for a tour of duty in Afghanistan with 1 Rifles as part of 3 Commando Brigade.


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