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A model of Twitter growth

A model of Twitter growth

It took 41 days for my Twitter followers to double in number from 50 to 100. It took a further 26 for the number to double again, from 100 to 200. At the moment the growth is slightly faster than exponential, which seems unlikely to continue. Clearly, more followers – especially more followers who are active and engaged – help you to reach a wider audience, so why doesn’t growth continue to be exponential? Let’s assume that a person’s current…

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Reevaluating Twitter

Reevaluating Twitter

When I joined Twitter, two months ago, I did so somewhat reluctantly. Although it seemed necessary to have a presence there if trying to communicate in the modern age, my impression of it was almost entirely negative. I thought that 280 characters was far too short a limit to say anything meaningful, that communication would be nothing but catchy sound-bites from people trying to look good and to shame others, and that the setting primarily functioned as a way of…

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Twitter follow button added

Twitter follow button added

I am now on Twitter. I admit to not being a huge fan of Twitter – short form entries are not my favoured means of communication and I’m dubious about whether it does more social good than harm. However, it appears to all but essential as part of communicating effectively in the modern age. If you are also on Twitter, you can follow me using the link to the right.