Or perhaps worse.
After a few consecutive 12-15 hour work-days, I needed to do something mindless when I got home last night. What better way to do this than to get on Twitter (hah!).
I took a quick glance through my feed and then, out of curiosity, clicked through to check who was following me. Now I have a list of just 43 followers, puny by most measures, but more than I ever expected to have when I first created my account. Many are people I know personally, a few seem to have found me because of stuff I've said, but there are a number of followers who just seem to be... twits. I wonder if they're even real users or just robots, possibly created by Twitter itself. They come in a few varieties. Take a look:
This is one of my followers:
Now, maybe I'm being a little uncharitable here. Just because I don't know who this person is and just because this person hasn't tweeted at all, doesn't mean she's a robot. There are others on my list who I do know personally and they haven't tweeted much either. However, my point here is that simply looking at how many "users" Twitter has doesn't tell the whole story. Moving on...