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    Monday 1st August 2011, 4:35pm

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    “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”  John F. Kennedy

    Some slightly mind-boggling numbers from Twitter;

    I am currently following 2,335 people.  How?  That is a story for another post!

    Today, I have 5,841 ‘followers’.

    Here’s where it gets (vaguely) interesting.

    Of the people I ‘follow’, quite a few are not following me back. 

    1,079 of them, to be precise.

    That’s 46%. 

    That doesn’t sound good to me.  In fact it sounds pretty depressing.

    Almost HALF of the people I’m following don’t follow me back.

    Yes, to be fair, a large number of these are very ‘well known people’ and some of these follow very few people indeed.

    Here’s another thing.

    There are quite a few people who are following me, and yet I’m not following them back;

    4,585 people, to be precise. 

    How can that be possible?  It sounds pretty discourteous to me.

    And how many missed opportunties, relationships, insights must that add up to?

    So how many people am I currently enjoying a ‘mutual’ Twitter relationship with?

    One where I follow them, and they follow me.

    Quite a few;


    That sounds like more than enough to be getting on with…

    But my mind keeps going back to the first numbers. 

    Those 1,079 whose pearls of wisdom I so so enjoy.  What about them?

    Those 4,585 who have to put up with my endless stream of nonsense.  What about them?

    How can I filter through over forty five hundred people to connect with like minds and new people?

    I need new techniques, new ways of navigating the high seas of information.

    All tips welcome!

    “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted”.  Albert Einstein


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