I recently started a twitter account just for the social media reason. Always good to look into things that my clients are using. I had linked to several people that I wanted to follow because they were famous and interesting, or I knew them personally.
So, I was surprised when I started getting people telling me they were following me that I had never heard of, and who I had no reason to follow myself. Usually one reciprocates, when one gets these notices, but after looking at each one, I realize they have nothing I want to read. Guy Kawasaki, yes, I love reading his little tweets. Some guy who I've never heard of who has an agenda of some kind that I am not interested in, no, sorry. I don't want to be added to the list of your followers. Sheesh.
What I have found most interesting, on twitter, is the rss like feeds from the BBC and other places, that put up recent headlines. I guess I am not a twitter person. I noticed that I haven't updated my twitter post for about a week. But unlike Guy, I don't do great things. I work, I have a family, I don't make breaking news.
Unless people want to know when I feed my cats.