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This made me smile - an article questioning how people follow thousands of other people on Twitter/social networks

This made me smile - an article questioning how people follow thousands of other people on Twitter/social networks

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Thanks to Loudmouthman for tweeting about The Campaign For Real Blogs - Turn off the A list in May

I'm a big fan of Twitter. If you wonder what it is then read Twitter explained thanks to Steve Clayton et al.

I particularly like the Twitter mobile site which works beautifully from my Windows (or any other decent) mobile phone.

For me the reason Twitter is interesting is that I can listen to ("follow" in Twitter parlance) people I find interesting and receive their (max) 140 character micro blog posts and conversely they can follow me. Some people (referred to as "the a-list" in the post referred to by loudmouthman) follow thousands of people - there's no way they can establish meaningful relationships/conversations with that many people! Presumably they use automated tools to sort the wheat from the chaff.

Note: I use it for business (to forge working relationships and keep up to date with what's going on) and socially.

Where do I find the time? Well I spend even less time on email and hardly use Facebook any more. I still like the group membership (and notifications of changes) in Facebook.

Comments
  • How many people do you follow?  How many follow you?

    I've been off twitter all day... to get some work done.  :)

  • Steve - add http://apps.facebook.com/twitter/ to Facebook and then Twitter can update your Facebook status.

  • Keith> I follow 57 people and have 43 followers myself.

    I've been using Twitter for a couple of months and have posted 766 updates so far. I find it really useful to keep tabs on what's going on and to network with interesting people

  • Tobie> Thanks - I know of the app you refer to. I choose to be selective over whom can follow me hence don't open it up to my facebook audience as a whole. I'm trying to manage the signal to noise ratio

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