So I’ve opened up my Twitter account so that anybody can follow me without my permission. And suddenly, I’m seeing people with 18,000 or 30,000 followers.
What does this mean?
Sucker that I am, I clicked on some random pitch about getting a zillion followers in ten minutes (can anyone say “scam” of some kind?) just to see what was up. And sure enough there was a pitch to use this strategy and that program and take these steps and in short order, the world is following you around hearing whatever happens to be tricking your fancy at the moment. The idea is that if you can get that many people following you, you then become a driver of traffic, so that if even a small percentage of your followers click on a link you tout, it results in hundreds of visits to a web site or blog, which as a blogger, I can tell you, I would appreciate.
Suddenly, advertisers take notice.
Why do I have the image of a thousand people standing at an intersection, all of them pointing in some random direction, trying to convince all the others that “it’s this way!”?
But I will say I’m beginning to get the implications from a networking point of view. (Someone feel free to explain this to me.) Communication is evolving…
…but do we have anything to say?