This instruction appeared:
In order to search for users by hashtag and follow them, please sign-in with your Twitter account.
Easy enough to do that. Once the “Follow Blast” page appered I typed in “criminology” and bingo a list of those interested in the topic appeared. There is a bar that is difficult to see as it is blue on blue but it is the blast bar, it lets me follow all those pulled up under my search simply by clicking on it. I did and within seconds I was receiving messages of thanks for following and invitations to exchange information. I responded to them all. I list them in the list I created for them on my twitter account. That way I know where and who they are when I need to contact them.
In one week I will run my account through tweepi, to see who has followed me back, I will unfollow those who did not or who have inactive accounts, with a note saying I am sorry to see them go, tell them I will be happy to connect if they want to follow back and next week I will begin again.
It is the way to manage my account, keep it current and connect with relevant tweeters.
Ready? Your turn. It’s only a mouse do not be intimidated.