I've read a lot about building big amounts of Twitter followers etc. but according to tweets I'm seeing over the last couple of days and a few blog posts...it appears this is coming to an end?
I've seen two people who were banned for following 100 people per day, one says he was reinstated with a warning.
I've read tweets from about 4 different people that had 10,000-40,000 followers saying that Twitter has locked them down and they can't follow anyone anymore. Of the profiles I looked over, these were not spammers and at least one of them had about 5k updates that were real conversational style tweets. Two of the accounts were over a year old.
So...did Twitter drop the hammer? It seems you can't build your own following as easily as before.
If true, it seems that Twitter wants to just be a platform for celebrities and businesses to create an audience and not a real social networking platform.
So Twitter experts, has something changed or am I just finding an odd collection of people with bad luck?