Like many sites, this social networking site uses a formula for determining how many people you can follow. Much like measuring ingredients for a cake, if your ratios are off, it just doesn’t work.
Basically, you can follow up to 2,000 people. Then you can’t follow any more until there is a balanced ratio of people that follow you back. Each account can technically follow up to 1,000 people a day. That said, you could get suspended if you regularly follow/unfollow a lot of people.
Twitter doesn’t publish the exact ratio, but several message board posts have formed the consensus it’s 10%. How this works, if you follow 2,000 people, 1,800 must follow you back. So you must always have only a 10% difference if you follow more people than those who follow you.
Visit Twitter support for more information on Twitter follow limits. If you are looking for more folks to follow, consider the mRELEVANCE team!
Mitch Levinson – mRELEVANCE
Carol Flammer – AtlantaPR
Mike Rieman – HuddyBud
Sarah Walraven – SarahEWalraven
Keith Senkowski – KeithSenkowski