I can’t remember if I’ve said this before on Twitter or Facebook, but with the increasing popularity of social networking sites and their emphasis on gaining “followers”, are there still any leaders out there?!?!
Does it really matter how many Followers we have? I don’t know the exact number on my Twitter, but I’d say about 60-70% of people/bots who are following me are only doing so because I mentioned a key word or because they’re expecting me to “Follow Back.” And it’s perfectly fine if you have legions of followers, but what gets me are the people who brag or need/receive validation from it. C’mon dude…really? That’s like those fools on MySpace who have 10,000+ “friends” (LMAO). Like Bambu said, “Don’t believe what the numbers on your MySpace say / half of those is fake profiles anyway.”
And one last thing before I end this rant: it’s not the end of the world if someone “un-follows” or if you get “de-friended”!!! LOL. I’m not directing this at anyone in particular because I see it all the time from people I don’t even know, but all I can say in the most soothing, Deep-Thoughts-by-Jack-Handy/Sounds-of-Nature-CD-you-find-in-Target tone of voice I know is, “Relaaaaax. Everything will be ok.” =) Seriously though…people have been damn near ready to go to war because they lost one Follower!! Instead of wasting your time and energy in starting another World War, how about asking someone to give you a HUG instead? haha.