The Twitter 1-2-3 Rule

I just had a small realization: there is a perfect ratio for Twitter use. Wait, before you laugh and hit the back button, hear me out on the following idea.

There is an emergent trend in optimal Twitter use:

If you have X followers,  
You should have 2X people that YOU follow  
And have made 3X updates  

Get it? Twitter 1-2-3. Nice simple rule…

Here is what is means if these ratios are out of whack:

  • Less then 2X people that you follow = who do you think you are, Shaq?

  • More than 2X people that you follow = perhaps you should do something besides Twitter?

  • Less then 3X updates = why are so many people following you?

  • More than 3x updates = you really like to listen to yourself, don’t you?