Who are you more likely to follow?

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Who are you more likely to follow?

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  1. Azertyle

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    Who are you more likely to follow.


    A.A twitter user with 100 Followers and following 10 People

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    B.A twitter user with 10,000 Followers and following 1000 People.

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    Everything being equal, hence you cant answer "IT DEPENDS"
    He doesnt not follows you so the option of following out of reciprocity is canceled.
     
  2. DavidL

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    I don't follow on the basis of how many followers/following proportionality. I follow because I know them, or I am interested in their tweets. They could have a follower to following ratio of 1:100, yet if their tweets are interesting, I would follow them, so it does depend.

    Depending on who they are, marketing-wise, I'd choose 10,000 followers option, because once you get to that viral stage, surely people would recognize them to be someone distinguished in that field, so it is more likely that their tweets are also interesting to coincide with their followers.
     
  3. PaulPinnacle

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    If everything else was equal, they'd have a perfectly equal chance of me following them. The number of follows/followers never enters into my head when choosing who/when to follow someone. (In theory the larger has certain advantages, but it's never a factor in my own decision)
     
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    I've voted for "B.A twitter user with 10,000 Followers and following 1000 People." But the thing is, everything else is never equal, because every Twitter account is different. In reality I would follow the person who posted the most interesting tweets, regardless of how many followers they had.

    However, if everything was equal I would follow the person with the most followers, if they were ever to RT something I posted I would get more exposure for that. Plus there is the concept of social proof, if someone had that many followers I would probably be more inclined to believe that they were posting something useful.
     
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    Neither, unless they were posting things that were of interest.
     
  6. AdamW

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    What he says :)
     
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    usually, i choose whom i follow by interests, such as fashion and health. My twitter account is mltailor. Welcome to mltailor.com, a fashion apparel online store.
     
  8. Kay

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    Heck, I didn't realize that you were judged on your number of followers so much. I don't even look at that. If I liked their Tweets, I'd follow them both. If I didn't, I wouldn't follow either of them.

    Fergal made a great point about the RT though. I'd never thought of that. What's your own thoughts on that Azertyle since you asked the question? :)
     
  9. 50Cent

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    I will follow the one which have the best, good and helpful tweets.
     
  10. Doc

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    Why limit yourself with the way it is asked?

    Follow both. . . . :D

    I like the question because it forces us to think: Is more better?

    Based off the parameters (everything else between them is equal, so no "it depends"), then the pure math answer, if forced, is the larger of the two.

    Hey, I hope this post ends up where it's supposed to be, sorry if it doesn't.

    Doc
     
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    Actually, i don't think there is anything wrong with judging a member of follower. One can actually find a million dollar concept out of it and it does makes a total sense. May be a TR (Tweet Rank). Because it is obvious that if a person has a large number of followers then he must be some big guy like Mr Bill Gates and other famous actors. In fact, many new services have been started like i hope you have heard of Sponsored Tweets, even actors are part of it. They get paid in thousands for just 1 tweet because they have so many followers. About the Tweet Rank think, i think it can be calculated on the basis of followers to following ratio, etc....

    Oh, and about this poll, i would go with the B option.
     
  12. freelancemom

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    I wouldn't NOT follow someone based on their number of followers... but -- unless they followed me, how would I even know they existed? Having many followers amplifies your tweets and more people can find you. That said... I'd further refine the poll ;-)

    Would you be more likely to follow someone with 10000 followers who followed 1000... or followed 100?

    It sort of bothers me when someone has tons of followers and can't find more than a handful "worthy" of following back. I consider that rather self important and contradicting the whole point of social networking. So unless I was totally inspired by their tweets -- I would be far less likely to follow someone who didn't engage with others.
     

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