My twitter account is followed by hundreds of proposing me to return following, to get software for and learn techniques for getting thousands of followers.
I personally read most of all the feeds of news, magazines, quotes (citations) bots that do not talk back and "whom" I do not follow back. Well, I am not interested to "talk" or DM (Direct Messaging, private, that is available through mutual following) with feeding bots, anyway.
I know from experience that most humans do not read DMs (direct messages) because DMs contains only/mostly spam. This is what following for.
From the other hand, who communicates the most effectively?
They are spamming bots that reply, quote, thanks through DM and Tweets for re-rweeting, immediately Tweet that someone unfollowed them, retweet the Tweets of others, Tweet extremely interesting sayings/quotes (from their database), etc. having very active life!
Well, I am not interested in followers, I am interested in readers of my Tweets (and DMs).
What's the point of getting thousands of followers (that do not read but only feed their own publications/promotions/ideas to others)?
I can read Tweets of others independently on following/being followed
Why and how did this concept of following appear at all?
Why following is introduced at all?
And more intriguing why I am sold/convinced the ideas of following (getting thousands followers), or follow-me-and-I-return-following-you?
Please explain me, I do not grasp the rationale under following