In my last post, I stated in passing that Twitter had limited accounts to following 2,000 people unless you already had more than 2,000 people you follow. Apparently, I broke this news to some – unwittingly.
So, Twitter is limiting to 2,000. Facebook has long been limiting you to 5,000 friends. Is it right?
I can see why they do it. However, are they placing an artificial limit that might get in the way of real networking? On the Internet, it is not out of the question to wish to follow more than 2,000 people. True, Scoble-esque information junkies are used to subscribing to tons of people and blogs.
Hmmm…just a side thought…perhaps this could be something they lift for premium Twitterers…and charge something for it? The idea of premium Twitter accounts has been floated as a way for the company to make some money.
Hey, its just a live thought stream from a nerd. This is what goes through my head in after hours.