Twitter teaching me not to respond to people. Lost 30+ followers last time. Maybe I should turn off Quitter - this is supposed to be fun.
NewspaperGrl is totally dedicated to the social media scene. Her twitter account has some 4600 followers (I started twittering about the same time and racked up some 57 followers. I suspect many are doing an obligatory reciprocal link.)
Even with my tiny tweetership, I've discovered the same problem with the instant feedback of social media. The mob likes to show displeasure by banishment.
Whenever a person says something that falls outside the realm of the mob's desire, the person gets slammed.
In the social media paradigm, the people who concentrate exclusively on their image and avoid substantive investigation of issues, rise to the top.
The game where people follow thousands of people on twitter in hopes of building a thousand followers seems a bit absurd to me. When you follow a thousand people, you really aren't following anyone. You just have random, meaningless messages.
I hope that NPG goes back to having fun and is less caught up in twitter stats.