I've been thinking about this for a while, but this morning's post over at Men With Pens tipped me over the edge: I'm no longer going to follow anyone who follows too many people.
Why? Because you are "Twitter deaf" if you follow more than a few hundred people. Even that many may be too many - right now I'll be un-following if you follow more than 300 people, but I may cut that back even more - we'll see how it goes.
I think it's simple to understand: if you are following that many people, you can't really "hear" me. If I'm following too many, I can't "hear" you - we're both Twitter deaf.
I started this morning un-following manually. I had 189 people when I started and I cut out 28 that way, but I need to write a program to automate the process.. I think that will be my project for today!
I cut my Twitter following list down to less than 50 people by un-following people who are TwitterDeaf. It's wonderful!
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