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Posts Tagged ‘twitter following’

How Many Users Should You Follow On Twitter?

How many profiles should you follow on Twitter? Fast answer: as many as you can honestly manage.

There is no universal magic Twitter following figure that everybody needs to observe or should strive to meet. It’s entirely up to you. You should follow as many users as you find comfortable. And it’s important that you’re honest about this number, and that you aren’t simply following profiles because you feel it’s something you should do, or because you’re hoping that they will follow you back, because this isn’t how Twitter works. In fact, behaving in this way is counter-productive to enjoyment.

Follow too many people on Twitter and one or two things will happen:

1. Because of the sheer volume of tweets you’ll be forced to ignore many of them (or will simply miss their updates)

2. Twitter will be completely ruined for you

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REVEALED: 10 Top Brands And Celebrities That Follow A LOT Of People On Twitter [STATS]

Back in the day (circa. 2009) mass-following other users on Twitter was an established and relatively painless way to gain lots of followers yourself. Many folks were strong believers in reciprocal following, and would often follow back (literally) anybody who followed them.

Indeed, this practice was often automated. And once this pattern became well-known, lots of folks used to exploit it.

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REVEALED: Who Follows The Most People On Twitter?

Last September we took a close look at the profiles on Twitter who followed the largest number of users. Lots of attention on the network is given to individuals and brands with the most followers, but what about t’other way around?

Back then, it was Yoko Ono who led the charge, having usurped President Barack Obama for the top spot. But a lot can change in eight months – so who rules the roost now?

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Is A Twitter Implosion Headed Our Way?

Has Twitter reached its tipping point? No, we’re not talking about the tipping point where you develop a solid following and conversations start happening (read this post to learn more about THAT), we’re talking about Twitter overload. We’re talking about Twitter imploding. Yes, we’re talking about the end of Twitter as we know it. Well, we’re not talking about it, but Jay Baer is in this video.
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With Their New ‘People’ Tab, Is Twitter About To Start Categorizing Users?

Twitter has made some cosmetic alterations to the profile pages of users, adding new buttons and making some adjustments to copy. They’ve also tweaked the pages that show the people we’re following.

Which has made me wonder: is Twitter about to change the way users are managed on the network?

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