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Don't hope, expect, or ask for something from others. Contribute, give of yourself first!
You get what you put into something. Start doing for these businesses what you want, more engagement. Let go of ego and actually read and react to what others's content. Maybe the businesses return the favor--maybe not. It doesn't matter. The point is to build a relationship over time...through comment threads or tweet replies. One comment can go a long way.