Twitter is inherently based on a follower count. You follow people, people follow you. A decent number of followers is about 50-100. Yet some people on Twitter have 60-90 thousand.
Are these individuals celebrities? Have they made such monumental marks on society that thousands of people want access to their mind?
No. Most are Realtors from Florida. Self-proclaimed experts in social media, SEO, marketing.
In other words, nerdy douchebags.
Actually, the only contact I’ve ever had from a Florida Realtor was quite pleasant and non-spammy, but that was four whole years ago.
I got to a “decent number” in somewhere around 48 hours. I certainly don’t aspire to five hundred, though I’m not going to tell people to stay away, unless of course they’re nerdy douchebags.