“We believe that following 2000 people is a reasonable limit for the number of people an average person can follow.”
—Submitted Nov 24, 2008 by crystal
I was a little dumbfounded over the weekend when I came across how Twitter was suggesting limits to the number of users one person can follow. Even more surprising reading their support info they mention this: “Twitter may facilitate social networking, but we’re not specifically a social networking website.”. Why do they feel it necessairy to dictate how people might organize themselves? If a person uses TweetDeck it is very easy to follow over 2,000 twitter feeds. There are more than 2,000 news sources that use Twitter for example. I don’t know if Crystal has ever lived in NYC, but it is indeed possible to know and follow 2,000 people here… Last time I checked there are no limit on how many rss feeds I can follow out there in the interwebs. It’s really surprising that in this day and age (ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW) that any company or service would limit the experience that a person has. It’s also fascinating that Twitter decided to cut off the conversation at the bottom of that support page. Since that that page was created in 2008, hopefully they’ll want to update it to current day standards.