Not really sure how capping followers would be of much benefit. A better solution might be better "garbage collection" of inactive or spam accounts. I believe twitter already does this, maybe not the best it could, but there is something in place. Capping the follower limit will hurt users who actually want to follow the user, but are no longer able to do so because the account has already been flooded with other accounts. Some of these being "old" followers who no longer use twitter or spam bots that got by the anti-spam measures.
>From a technical standpoint on twitter's end, followers is not a really intense calcuation. Friends on the other hand are, since you need to query everyone of them to build the home timeline. Followers one the other hand have no "timeline". So not sure I see any gains there for capped followers. Just my two cents, Josh On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 7:36 AM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > This blog post by Anil Dash makes an excellent case for why Twitter > should cap the number of followers that a Twitter account can have. It > will make life easier for everyone. > > http://bit.ly/6Al7TU >