I must admit to being a little perplexed by some of the reactions to Twitter imposing a thousand-per-day limit on the number of people users can follow.
Perhaps that suggests that I’m not a power user, and it certainly means that I’m not employing any celebrity or monetary tactics to improve my count (though if a charity benefits, I won’t complain much).
I do get that it’s something else that’s causing an issue for Twitter developers, particularly those involved with auto-follow apps. Thing is, I don’t really agree with auto-following people. To me, that implies that the Twitter users are blindly reciprocating just because they feel they ought to.
Now, I have recently subscribed to the viewpoint that it is good to reciprocate follows – however I do so manually. Granted, I only get a handful of new followers each day at present so it’s no great problem, but it does mean I have a better chance at weeding out spammers from the outset.
I just can’t get my head around the concept that anyone getting over one thousand follows per day can possibly keep up following them all back. There must come a point where reciprocating becomes meaningless?
I don’t really have an answer to this (there probably isn’t one) but I’d be interested to hear your views.
As a closing note, though, I do find it all rather daft when I read certain users calling Twitter’s actions “corrupt” and likening them to the Iranian government. It’s definitely time to tweet less about Twitter and more about life itself.