I’ve just exceeded the number of people I feel I can effectively follow, 60. Any more than that and I feel that Twitter will become less interesting/useful to me. I want to stay close to the people I follow, and see a decent proportion of their tweets.
Already I have come to the conclusion that I can’t read all the tweets, I’ll just dip in and read what I can in the time available. If I follow more people, it just reduces the number of tweets I see per person.
So, what do I do if someone new follows me now? My initial thoughts are that if they have something really interesting to say then I’ll follow them, but it’s going to have to be really, really interesting. If I do follow them, I’ll be looking for someone to un-follow so I keep the numbers effective.
It’s hard to un-follow people, as I may have a relationship with that person. I feel bad when someone un-follows me (and always wonder why). So, should we feel un-follow people? And if we do, should we feel bad about it? Should we feel bad when we’re un-followed?
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2 thoughts on “Twitter – Maxed out following, and un-following (should we feel bad)?”
Don’t set a limit, all you will do is miss out on potentially interesting subjects! If you feel someone is spamming or incredibly boring, do what I do, unfollow them.
It’s how I’ve kept my ratio pretty good and I don’t get too much spam.
I just heard about Qwitter http://useqwitter.com. It emails you when someone un-follows you.
Now I will know, so don’t even think about it 😉