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August 26, 2009

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Steve Boese

Classic. I would also add the 10K followers with 100 or so Tweets. I can't tell how many times I've been followed lately by gurus with many thousands of followers/following that never really use the service at all, much less engage with anyone.

justacoolcat

Beautiful and I couldn't agree more. Additionally, many of these "guru/expert/speakers" seem to follow and unfollow on a whim which is an instant red flag. I wonder how much business is lost, for the company/product they represent, due to these people?

Rick Mahn

Paul, let's take the research/analysis further. Not only should there be a lot of results as you mention, but if you compute out their Follow/Follower/Tweet Count, you should see at least a 1:1 relationship to even think about following. If they've got 10,000 followers, they should have interacted with everyone at least once you would think. So if they only have 1,000 (or less) tweets, that's only a 1% tweet per follower ratio.

Do you want to take advice from someone who only interacts with 1% of their community?

Cheers for a great post!
Rick

RecruiterGuy

I blame Oprah for this Twitteravesty.

Just sayin'.

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