There seems to be something of a competitive nature about Twitter these days. It’s no longer just about ‘following’ people and seeing if they follow you too, its now all about the number of Twitter followers you have. This competitive streak started with celebrities trying to race to have the first 1 million followers. And it wasn’t someone that is even super-duper A list that won.
Ashton Kutcher claimed the ‘most Twitter followers’ title simply by being himself and posting regular, interesting Tweets. This just shows that it’s not all about being a big celebrity if you genuinely have nothing to say. Why would people follow someone who doesn’t have something to say? In general, they won’t. Ashton Kutcher had Britney Spears hot on his heels in the most Twitter followers’ race, and with her varied and rather spontaneous actions, it is easy to see why she attracted so many Twitter followers.
So, in essence, Ashton Kutcher has already won the race for having the most Twitter followers, but that doesn’t mean that other people can’t aim for the same. The race is still very much on. Having as many Twitter followers as possible boosts your profile, network and level of popularity, so naturally people are going to continue trying to claim as many Twitter followers as possible. It’s harmless and it makes the use of Twitter exciting. Its even becoming the hot topic for bar conversations, when someone says “I have 100 followers, how many do you have?” Let’s be honest, you’re going to feel pretty rubbish saying “2”. So, keep on Tweeting and keep on gaining followers. If you’re an interesting person, people will find you.