As a social-media expert and new-media professional, people are always asking me, "how can I get more followers on Twitter?" This is a good question and it's the right time to ask it: The Twitgeist is quickly merging with the public consciousness and it's the right time to make sure your army contains as many loyal Twitlites as possible. Here, I outdo all the other guides to maxing out the numbers of your Twitciples, to provide the one-stop reference to making sure you make as many peoples' Twitlists as humanly possible.
1. Make sure you have something to say. This is an obvious one. Would you want to read a Twitfeed consisting of observations on the intricacies of air traffic regulations, not buying new cds, or software debugging? No you would not; that's a stupid idea. If you can't say something scintillating, don't say anything at all. Click these words for examples on how to Twit With Meaning.
2. Tweet publically and often. If you want to see your Follower count skyrocket - and who doesn't? - be aware that putting yourself out there yields results. Plenty of Tweeters are just waiting to find you and your Tweets, and will reward you not only with that all-important bump in Follower numbers, but lucrative offers of cheap and free electronic hardware, medicinal products and even scholastic qualifications. Making yourself and your friends known to these helpful types can pay dividends in spiking that Follower count.
3. Search the right areas. Some Tweeple will only appear in certain places and even times of day. If you want to see that Follower list display a nice high number, be aware that you'll have to search not just around towns but also in Grass, Ponds and even Caves for Tweeters to add to your overflowing list. Remember: the goal is to have as many followers as possible, and for that, you're going to have to work hard, treat your Tweeties well, and carry the right ball for the right Follower type. Also, pitting a Water-type Twitterer against a Mud-type is a recipe for disaster.