Nerd Rant: Twitter Unfollowers
One of the things we find rude on twitter are the people who follow just to get get more followers. You know, the ones who stop following once you follow them back. We like to keep an eye on that stuff (there’s plenty of sites out there to help with that, like FriendOrFollow).
These people are actually easy to identify. If you notice you have a new follower, and their followers vastly outnumber how many people they follow, that’s always a red flag. We don’t usually follow those people back, but sometimes we like to give them a chance to see what happens (basically, we’re experimenting). Guess what? Every single time they unfollow us almost immediately. So of course we return the ‘favor’.
Wanting a lot of followers is understandable, especially if you have something you want to promote. But going about getting followers in such a way will not get loyal followers, so it seems pointless and empty in our opinion. Plus, it’s rude, inconsiderate and simply lame.