Others use your following and follower list as a way to bridge new connections to interesting people.
If I am interested in Person X, I can look at who is following him, and know that others are probably of like minds. I can dig into their list of followers and following, and build deeper relationships that are only separated by small degrees.
If I go to someone's account and they have 500 followers, 90% of them are adult porn and social media experts, not only do I get the wrong impression as to what that person is about, but I also have a completely off kilter signal to noise ratio.
On Aug 12, 2009, at 10:07 AM, Dewald Pretorius wrote:
In other words, what does it matter if 50,000 undesirable accounts follow you, except for perhaps a minor personal irritation? Do you want to be selective about who is allowed and who is not allowed to follow you?
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