Your right! I've 70 followers now. Although my experience tells me that they come and go, and the average is 66.
I don't mind that. I'm rather mercenary sometimes and often have a spring clean - anyone who follows me with thousands of followers behind them clearly is purely on a numbers and exposure game.
No one can follow the tweets of that many people, so they will use the facility purely as self promotion. They certainly are not genuinely interested in me.
I am not a big fan of Twitter, but I'd like to think that I am discerning with who I follow, and vice versa - that way I maintain the true ethos of the mechanism.
I find Twitter useful for topical and occasional banter, to broadcast a new blog post, a new article etc.
I also like to hear from people who have become my "virtual" acquantances and see what they are talking about.
But I will never, ever, accept a request to allow anyone to follow me who clearly is seeking an addition to the hundreds (thousands) of followers they already have. I can't get my head around that, and I certainly won't play that game.
Sorry TerryG, I don't agree with auto adding mechanisms like Tweeter Getter.
Sure, you can get loads of followers - if that's important to you. I'd rather build my twitter followers because they know me, and want to follow me.
Likewise, I generally follow those whose profiles and tweets are of interest to me. And I unfollow people whose tweets are mainly promotional stuff, or who tweet continually (ie 20 times a day) on every aspect of their dysfunctional lives.
And that reminds me -- I haven't really been on twitter for a few weeks!
I try to fan people on HP once I've read at least one hub (and enjoyed it for one reason or another). You know, to be a genuine fan rather than just fanning to get fans. Once I'm following someone on twitter, I'll check out the hubs they tweet and fan them if I like them. Twitter following can lead to hub fanning for me.
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