I got an email one morning from a networking contact I met on LinkedIn. He asked: I have a question. Currently I have about 15k twitter followers adding about 250 per day, how the heck did you get to 50k+?
"The “followers” number posted on a profile is not the best indicator of whether someone is helping other. It is one indicator of activity. Other indicators would be
The number of conversations you haveThe time you have recommended a good link that doesn’t point to a self serving sales pageHow often someone says “thanks for the help”The use of the retweet functions (RT) to share others tweets. "