Twitter: Followers are not always Friends!
The famous science writer David Bradley has 10,000 followers…
Anyway, what he says is
“I also know that at the core there are a few dozen friends and contacts with whom I regularly trade tweets and links, with whom I direct message (DM) and with whom I even have conversations via email, messaging, SMS, the phone and even in the real world.
It’s entertaining, it’s a chance to share what you know and learn about what you don’t. It’s a chance, vaguely, to earn a crust. It’s not really about the numbers.
While every follower matters, there are only a limited number that count”.
Bradley, David. Count envy, satisfaction and achievement. ScienceBase, posted on February 11, 2011.